MS in Nutrition and Food Systems

The Master of Science program prepares students for careers in community, education, government, industry, non-profit, health care or private practice settings.  A student may choose the Plan A - Thesis or Plan B - Project.

  • Plan A - Thesis requires the 17-hour core, 7 hours of electives to explore areas of personal interest, 6additional hours of research credit and a written thesis and oral defense.
  • Plan B - Project requires the 17-hour core, 13 hours of electives, 6additional hours of special problems, 6 additional hours of research credit and a project presentation and exam. 

Students interested in completing dietetics requirements concurrently with MS in Nutrition and Food Systems should reivew the Graduate Students Taking Undergraduate Courses Guide.

View the MS in Nutrition and Food Systems Graduate Student Handbook.

DHN MS in Nutrition and Food Systems Program Overview

Core Courses – 17 hours

  1. DHN 600 Research Methodology in Nutrition and Food Systems - 3 credit hours
  2. DHN 603 Advanced Community Program Development – 3 credit hours
  3. DHN 605 Food Systems and Society – 3 credit hours
  4. DHN 608 Chronic Disease Management and Process- 3 credit hours                   
  5. DHN 774 Seminar in Nutrition and Food Systems – 3 credit hours
  6. STA 671 Regression and Correlation – 2 credits                                                          

* A 500-level statistics course is a pre-requisite to the graduate program and may be taken during the existing graduate program.  

Support (Elective) Courses in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

  • DHN 607 Food Related Behaviors – 3 credit hours
  • DHN 784 Special Problems in Financial Management – 3 credit hours
  • DHN 690 Advanced Work in Dietetics – 3 credit hours
  • DHN 620 Nutrition and Aging – 3 credit hours
  • DHN 630 Advanced Community Nutrition – 3 credit hours
  • DHN 640 Human Nutrition: Assessment – 3 credit hours
  • DHN 690 Advanced Work in Dietetics – 3 credit hours

Currently, students may choose electives outside the department with the permission from the instructor.