Nutrition, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a letter of intent that includes research and professional objectives and that identifies faculty with research interests most central to student research and career interests.

Prerequisites for admission to the graduate program in nutrition include: 2-3 semesters of biology (general biology with lab, human physiology) and 3-4 semesters of chemistry (inorganic chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab, biochemistry).

Degree Program Requirements

Thesis Option

Required: 37 credit hours minimum

At least 26 credits must be in 600-level courses. The minimum requirements include:

Required Core (15 credits minimum)
NTR 609ASeminar in Nutrition 12
NTR 609BSeminar in Nutrition 2
NTR 625Gene Expression and Protein Metabolism 2
NTR 626Energy, Carbohydrate, Lipid Metabolism2
NTR 627Antioxidants and Bioactive Food Components2
NTR 628Vitamins and Minerals2
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education
Quantitative Methods
Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral and Biological Sciences I
Research Techniques (9 credits minimum)
NTR 673Nutrition Research Methodology3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Directed Study in Nutrition
Current Trends in Nutrition
Problems in Food and Nutrition
Research Skill Development
Electives (7 credits minimum)
Select one 3-credit course from other NTR courses at the 500- or 600-level 23
Select at least 4 credits from other 500- or 600-level NTR courses or other graduate-level courses 34
Thesis (Capstone Experience) (6 credits)
NTR 699Thesis6
Total Credit Hours37

Non-Thesis Option

Required: 40 credit hours minimum

At least 26 credits must be in 600-level courses. The minimum requirements include:

Required Core (14 credits)
NTR 609ASeminar in Nutrition 1
NTR 609BSeminar in Nutrition 2
NTR 625Gene Expression and Protein Metabolism 2
NTR 626Energy, Carbohydrate, Lipid Metabolism2
NTR 627Antioxidants and Bioactive Food Components2
NTR 628Vitamins and Minerals2
Select one course (3 credits) from the following:3
Intermediate Statistical Methods in Education
Quantitative Methods
Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral and Biological Sciences I
Research Techniques (6 credits minimum)
NTR 673Nutrition Research Methodology3
Select at least 3 credits from the following:3
Directed Study in Nutrition
Current Trends in Nutrition
Problems in Food and Nutrition
Research Skill Development
Electives (20 credits minimum)
Select at least 20 credits of electives *20
Total Credit Hours40

Electives

Select at least 20 credits from other 500-or 600-level NTR courses or other graduate-level courses as approved by the Graduate Advisory Committee. 15 elective credits will come from the DI course requirements for those students who are completing the Dietetic Internship requirements as part of their graduate program of study.

Comprehensive Examination

The written examination is offered at specific times each year. Please consult with the Graduate Program Director for the exam date.