Jun 23, 2021  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutrition, MS

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The master of science degree in nutrition provides opportunities for students to concentrate at the master’s level in the study of nutrition. The goal of the program is to prepare students to enter the workforce as specialists in nutrition or to prepare them to continue their graduate education at the doctoral level. The program offers small classes, the opportunity to work closely with faculty, an excellent learning environment, and an opportunity to conduct original research. Graduate students in nutrition have had their master’s thesis consistently presented at national conferences including those of the American Dietetic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Admission into the MS in nutrition is selective. Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in nutrition or related fields. However, students with undergraduate degrees in biology and health science areas are encouraged to apply but can expect to take a number of undergraduate courses as part of their course load. All applicants to the MS in nutrition are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply evidence-based guidelines, systematic reviews and scientific literature in the completion of their thesis.
  • Demonstrate professional attributes such as attending a state, regional or national conference, and skills such as writing/preparing professional communications.
  • Develop and demonstrate effective communications skills using oral, print, and visual formats.
  • Prepare and analyze quality of data and develop a plan for intervention.

Department-Approved Electives Credits: 21

Total Credits: 45

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