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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
University Catalog 2017-2018

Graduate Programs: College of Applied and Natural Sciences


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Administration

Dean
Gary A. Kennedy

Associate Dean for Undergraduate & Graduate Studies
Janet F. Pope

Associate Dean for Research
William J. Campbell

Department of Health Informatics and Information Management
Angela Kennedy, Head

School of Biological Sciences
William J. Campbell, Director

School of Human Ecology
Ethel N. Jones, Director

Address

More information about the College of Applied and Natural Sciences can be obtained by writing to

College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 10197
Ruston, LA
71272
(318) 257-4287

ansgraduateprograms@latech.edu

and by visiting the College's web site at ans.latech.edu

Graduate Degrees Offered

Master of Health Informatics

  • Health Informatics

Master of Science

  • Biology 
  • Nutrition and Dietetics 
  • Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (Interdisciplinary)

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology (Interdisciplinary)

Graduate Certificate Offered

Graduate Certificate in Dietetics

The Graduate Certificate in Dietetics is designed to provide future registered dietitians with knowledge and basic skills required to participate in outcomes-based research on-the-job, and to provide an in-depth study of evidence based practice guidelines in one or more areas of dietetics specialization. For admission to the Graduate Certificate in Dietetics, refer to the Admission to the Graduate Certificate Program section of Chapter 15 in this catalog. The certificate requires the completion of 15 hours of graduate course work, including HEC 504 , FNU 548 , two additional 500-level FNU courses, and one approved elective. The certificate program is completed in conjunction with the ACEND-accredited dietetic internship

Requirements for Admission

Students seeking admission to a graduate program in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences are required to have an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. With the exception of applicants to the Master of Health Informatics program, all prospective students are required to submit an official copy of their General Test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). In the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management the minimum GPA required for unconditional admission status is 3.00; conditional admission status in the Health Informatics master's program requires a minimum GPA of 2.50. Unconditional admission into the master's program in Biology requires a minimum combined score of 290 (verbal + quantitative) on the GRE and a minimum 3.00 GPA; conditional admission requires a combined GRE score of 283 and a minimum GPA of 2.50. Requirements for unconditional admission into the interdisciplinary master's program in Molecular Sciences and Nanotechnology include a combined GRE score of 300 (with a minimum of 142 in the Verbal Reasoning section) and a minimum GPA of 3.0; Conditional admission status may be awarded to applicants with a GPA of at least 2.50 and a GRE of at least 283. To be admitted into the master's program in Nutrition and Dietetics, students must meet one of the following: (a) be a registered dietitian; (b) be eligible to take the national examination to become a registered dietitian; or (c) have completed a didactic program approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics within the past five years. The minimum requirements for unconditional admission into the Nutrition and Dietetics MS program include a 2.75 GPA, and a combined score of 290 (verbal + quantitative) on the GRE; conditional admission may be granted for those with lower GPAs.

Students admitted to all graduate programs in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences will have their transcripts reviewed for previous course work completed. Students who lack necessary prerequisite course work may be required to satisfy deficiencies in the early stage of their graduate program.

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