M.S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition

Emphasis in Human Nutrition

The emphasis in human nutrition features work in advanced nutrition sciences, and supporting basic sciences. Thesis (Plan A) and non-thesis (Plan B) options are available. The program of study may be directed toward experimental nutrition, community (public health) nutrition, or nutrition education.

Students with a B.S. degree in nutrition, food science, or a basic science such as biology, chemistry, microbiology or physiology usually have an appropriate foundation for a graduate program in human nutrition. Students from the social sciences usually need to make up deficiencies in physiology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and college algebra prior to admission.

Graduate students may become eligible to write the examination for becoming a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) through completion of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) coursework.