Master of Science in Nutrition

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

30 semester credit hours (Thesis Option)

36 semester credit hours (Coursework-Only Option)

Minor

A minimum of 9 graduate credit hours in an area of emphasis can be achieved within the total number of program hours or by taking additional coursework. If a minor is declared, a faculty member in that minor area of study must serve on the academic committee.

Master of Science in Nutrition Thesis Option Program of Study (30 semester credit hours)

Required Courses
NFS 5314Nutrition and Human Metabolism4
NFS 5363Human Nutrition in Disease3
Seminar Course1
Statistics of Research Design Course3
Additional Courses in Major
Select 10-12 hours from the following:10-12
Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders
Nutritional Aspects of Vegetarianism
Functional Foods
Advanced Nutritional Care
Nutrition and Gerontology
Nutrition and Women's Health
Nutrition Education
Advanced Preventive Nutrition
Nutrition for Collegiate and Professional Sports
Nutrition in Pregnancy and Infancy
Nutrition and Exercise
Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome
Human Resource Management in Nutritional Care Systems
Food Safety/Foodborne Illness
Organization and Management for Foodservice Systems
Advanced Nutritional Epidemiology
Special Topics
Special Topics
6000 level courses offered in Nutrition with approval of advisory committee and permission of the instructor
Internship experience, independent study, or cooperative education (Note: A maximum of 6 semester credit hours is permitted. Research hours are not permitted.).
Additional Coursework
Coursework to be selected from additional courses above, other NFS program areas, coursework from another department, or coursework transferred from another institution with approval of the advisory committee.3-4
Thesis
NFS 5983Thesis3
NFS 5993Thesis3
Total Program Hours30


Master of Science in Nutrition Coursework-Only Option Program of Study (36 semester credit hours)

Final Examination

Students in the MS in Nutrition Coursework-Only Option program admitted after fall semester 2014 must complete NFS 5332 Capstone Seminar course during their final semester for degree completion.

Required Courses
NFS 5314Nutrition and Human Metabolism4
NFS 5332Capstone Seminar2
NFS 5363Human Nutrition in Disease3
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:3
Applied Statistics for Health Educators
Applied Statistical Principles
Statistics for Research in Family Sciences
Additional Courses in Major
Select 16 semester credit hours from the following:16
Eating Behaviors and Eating Disorders
Nutritional Aspects of Vegetarianism
Functional Foods
Professional Practicum
Advanced Nutritional Care
Nutrition and Gerontology
Nutrition and Women's Health
Nutrition Education
Advanced Preventive Nutrition
Nutrition in Pregnancy and Infancy
Nutrition and Exercise
Nutraceuticals and Dietary Supplements
Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome
Human Resource Management in Nutritional Care Systems
Food Safety/Foodborne Illness
Organization and Management for Foodservice Systems
Advanced Nutritional Epidemiology
Special Topics
Special Topics
Coursework to be selected from additional courses above, other NFS program areas, coursework from another department, or coursework transferred from another institution with approval of the advisory committee.9
Total Program Hours36