Nutrition Sciences MS Degree Options

Thesis Option:  Thirty semester hours of approved graduate courses including six hours of approved thesis research and writing.  Six hours will be from support classes. At least three graduate hours of applied statistics such as STA 5300, 5301, 5351 or 5380.  Eighteen hours from Nutrition courses or an approved elective including NUTR 5370.  No more than fifty percent of the classes may carry a 4000G number.  A possible sequencing of courses would include:

  • STA (3 hours) from 5300, 5351, 5380
  • Support Courses (6 hours)
  • NUTR 5370 (3 hours)
  • Select 15 additional hours from: NUTR 5351, NUTR 5352, NUTR 5354, NUTR 5355, NUTR 5356, NUTR 5357, NUTR 5358, NUTR 5359, NUTR 5360 or approved NUTR course
  • FCS 5v99 (3 hours) Thesis

Non Thesis Option:  Thirty-six semester hours of approved graduate courses including a graduate project and paper (three hours), three hours of applied statistics selected from STA 5300, 5301, 5351 or 5380; six semester hours of graduate level courses in areas such as health, exercise, counseling or approved area.  Eighteen hours from Nutrition courses, including NUTR 5370 (research techniques) focused on nutrition sciences with a maximum of nine hours from graduate classes at the 4000G level.  A possible sequence of course work:

  • STA (3 hours) from 5300, 5351, 5380
  • Support Courses (6 hours)
  • NUTR 5370 (3 hours)
  • Select 15 additional hours from: NUTR 5351, NUTR 5352, NUTR 5354, NUTR 5355, NUTR 5356, NUTR 5357, NUTR 5358, NUTR 5359, NUTR 5360 or approved NUTR course
  • 9 additional graduate hours to support interest including Graduate Project (3 hours)