Nutritional Sciences - Master of Science Degree



The Master of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences 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 advisor, 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 (Fall)

  • FN 700 (3 cr) Collaborative Leadership in Community Development
  • FN 770 (3 cr) Sustainable Food Systems
  • FN 760 (3 cr) Research in Community Nutrition

Total (9 cr)


Semester II (Spring)

  • FN 720 (3 cr) Outcome Based Program Evaluation   
  • FN 730 (3 cr) Best Practices in Program Development  
  • FN 751 (3 cr) Recent Advances in Community Nutrition

Total (9 cr)


Semester III (Summer)

  • FN 798 (6cr) Project or
  • FN 799 (6cr) Thesis or
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization

Total (6 cr)


Semester IV (Fall) 

Choose one option from the 3 options listed below

  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization
  • Elective (3 cr) Select an elective in your area of specialization

Total (6 cr)

Total 30 credits



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

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