Nutrition and Food Science, Master of Science (M.S.)

Thesis only: 30 credits    

Requirements for the M.S. degree in Nutrition and Food Science are a minimum of 30 graduate credits of course work including a minimum of 12 credits of 600 level courses and a minimum of 6 graduate credits of masters thesis research (NFSC799)1. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain good academic progress for graduation. The student must complete a thesis and successfully defend their research before a graduate faculty advisory committee approved by the Graduate School. An average duration of a Master's project is 2-3 years depending upon prior education and experience.

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
NFSC688Seminar in Nutrition and Food Science2
NFSC799Master's Thesis Research 16
Select one graduate level statistics course3
Specialization Requirements
Select one of the following options:19
Nutrition (NUTR)
Nutrition - Dietetics Track (NUTR) 1
Food Science (FDSC)
Total Credits30

The Master's Thesis Research will not be required for students in the Dietetics Track for the Nutrition Specialization. Dietetic students will substitute the thesis credits with an approved course and Capstone Project.