Maximize your opportunities for faculty research collaboration
across disciplines with our master’s degree in
This degree program will prepare you for advanced professional
programs, clinical research or careers in industries such as food,
hospitality, health facilities, government or private
Personalize the program with one of two specialty tracks.
- Choose the nutrition science track if you have a
background in biological sciences, are interested in nutrition
research or in acquiring a stronger nutrition background for
application in another discipline. Your undergraduate preparation
for this track should include courses in nutrition, chemistry,
mathematics, biology and biochemistry.
- Choose the clinical nutrition track if you are a
registered dietitian or will soon be one, and are looking for
graduate study in clinical dietetics with a strong emphasis on
nutrition science. This track offers emphases in:
- Clinical dietetics in specialized areas of health care
- Clinical instruction in dietetics
- Program management of clinical or community nutrition
For acceptance in the clinical nutrition track, you must be
eligible for the registered dietitian (RD) exam. One year of
clinical nutrition experience is preferred.
You can complete either track with a comprehensive
exam, project or thesis. Your advisor will guide you through
If you are applying for a thesis option, we strongly suggest
that you contact a faculty member in your area of interest to
arrange an in-person or phone interview.
Students in the BS/MS program generally choose the comprehensive
exam option but may elect to complete a thesis or project. Choosing
a thesis or project may extend the length of the program beyond