The master of science degree in nutrition is offered to meet the specific needs of those who desire advanced training in nutritional sciences. The MS degree in nutrition has the following objectives:
1. To provide a basic science approach to understanding advanced areas in human nutrition.
2. To enhance research skills by developing or applying advanced laboratory techniques in human-nutrition research.
Applicants must hold a BS degree or BA with required science prerequisites completed or a doctoral-level health professional degree. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in their undergraduate coursework and must provide acceptable scores on the general test of the Graduate Record Examination as well as a clear statement of personal and professional goals. Other requirements may be found in the University Catalog.
Specific courses required as prerequisites are microbiology, physiology, general thorough organic chemistry, and basic nutrition. Nutritional metabolism or biochemistry is also required; however, this course can be taken concurrently with the MS program if not previously completed with a B or better grade.