Nutrition - M.S.

The Master of Science in Nutrition is a 10 course, 30-credit program that provides the essential knowledge and skills for students to pursue or accelerate careers in nutrition science and dietetics.

The program is designed to provide graduate-level coursework for those with prior nutrition education experience.

This interactive curriculum focuses on courses relevant to dietetic professionals, builds upon knowledge gained in previous educational experiences, and hones practical application skills through evidence-based practice. Additionally, the program places significant emphasis upon applying current evidence to complex nutrition and dietetic challenges.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Synthesize knowledge of nutrition and dietetics through research and application of advanced nutrition topics.
  • Develop a comprehensive and science-based expertise in the nutrition and dietetics fields to educate appropriate stakeholders.
  • Appraise relevant food and nutrition concepts in the wellness industry in order to help individuals and organizations promote disease prevention and health optimization.
  • Develop comprehensive evidence-based practice through assessing contemporary published literature and integrating nutrition and dietetics knowledge and skills.

With access to relevant content and projects, students are prepared for careers in the fields of nutritional science, dietetics, human wellness and related areas.

NOTE: This program requires students to have an undergraduate degree in nutrition, dietetics or a related field. It does not meet the requirements for registered dietitian (RD) credentialing set forth by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).


Master of Science 

Foundation Courses *
NUTR5010Foundations of Nutrition I3
NUTR5020Foundations of Nutrition II3
Core Courses
MATH5100Statistical Methods3
NUTR5100Macronutrients in Human Nutrition3
NUTR5200Micronutrients in Human Nutrition3
NUTR5300Nutrition for Health and Wellness3
NUTR5400Nutrition for Athletic Performance3
NUTR5500Nutritional Counseling and Education3
NUTR6100Advanced Clinical Nutrition3
NUTR6200Grantsmanship and Publication3
NUTR6900Nutrition Capstone3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
Total Credits30.0-36.0

Foundation courses are required for students who do not have an appropriate background in nutrition.