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  Jan 19, 2018
University Catalog 2017-2018

Master of Science, Nutrition and Dietetics (MS)

The Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics includes a thesis option, which is 30 semester hours credit, and a non-thesis option, which is 39 hours.  Students will complete a research porject in both options.  Although most of the required course work in the MS program in Nutrition and Dietetics is offered electronically, the program itself is not considered to be an on-line program.  At a minimum, students will be required to be on campus to defend their research projects.  Students who are enrolled concurrently in the master's program and the dietetic internship will also take some courses that are delivered in the traditional face-to-face format.

Required courses for the thesis option include: HEC 504 ; FNU 528 ; FNU 529 ; and HIM 505 ; and HEC 551  (students must enroll each quarter they are using University resources, although a maximum of 6 hours will apply to the degree); plus 12 hours of approved courses to be selected based on the student's areas of interest.  Required courses in the non-thesis option include HEC 504  ,FNU 528 , FNU 529 HIM 505 , and HEC 506 , plus 24 additional hours to be selected in consultation with the graduate adivsory committee.  Students in both options are required to complete an oral exam and defense of the thesis/non-thesis research project.

Research Project Requirement


  • Thesis Option: 12 hours, 6 of which must be FNU courses
  • Non- Thesis Option: 24 hours, 15 of which must be FNU courses


  • Thesis Option = 30 Semester Credit Hours
  • Non-Thesis Option = 39 Semester Credit Hours