Master of Science Degree


The Master of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is designed to broaden your leadership and critical thinking abilities in community nutrition and sustainability.

Candidates must successfully complete 30 credits of coursework and a comprehensive exam as a culminating experience. A research project or thesis may serve as the culminating experience if the student receives approval from a faculty mentor. Required core courses (18 credits) are listed below. The remaining 12 credits will be selected by the student, in consultation with an academic adviser, to provide an area of specialization that meets the unique career goals of the candidate.

Students who do not already have expertise in nutrition must obtain the required foundation knowledge. (See separate page.)

Programs of Study
​Semester I (9 credits)
Fall​
FN 700 Collaborative Leadership in Community Development ​3 cr.
FN 770 Sustainable Food Systems​ ​3 cr.
FN 760 Research in Community Nutrition​ ​3 cr.
​Semester II (9 credits) Spring​
FN 720 Outcome Based Program Evaluation   ​​3 cr.
FN 730 Best Practices in Program Development  ​​3 cr.
FN 751 Recent Advances in Community Nutrition ​​3 cr.
Semester III (6 credits) ​Summer
​FN 798 Project or ​​6 cr.
​FN 799  Thesis or ​​6 cr.
Elective Select an elective in your area of specialization ​​3 cr.
Elective Select an elective in your area of specialization ​​3 cr.
Semester IV (6 credits) Fall​

Choose one option from the 3 options listed below:


Elective Select an elective in your area of specialization ​​3 cr.
Elective Select an elective in your area of specialization ​​3 cr.
​Total 30 cr.​
  

 
Culminating Experience
​Select 4 elective courses in your area of specialization (12 cr.) + passing the Comprehensive Exam or ​12 cr.
​FN 798 (6 cr.) Project + select 2 elective (6 cr.) in your area of specialization or ​12 cr.
​FN 799 (6 cr.) Thesis + select 2 elective (6 cr.) in your area of specialization ​12 cr.
 



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