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New master of science in nutrition degree


THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES is introducing a master of science in nutrition in Autumn Quarter 2022. The new graduate program allows students to deepen their knowledge in the science and application of nutrition, as well as gain knowledge in epidemiology, research methods, and clinical and functional nutrition in four academic quarters.

The nutrition sciences graduate degree is a 33-credit program designed to be completed over 11 months for full-time students, or 22 months for part-time students.

There are numerous ways in which race, age, ability, gender, and other areas of diversity may affect one’s health, so courses for this degree will explore the role of diversity in nutrition research, nutrition recommendations, and patient care.

Core courses will also explore food and faith, advanced metabolism, epidemiology, and research methods; while electives include topics such as disordered eating and non-diet approaches; controversies in nutrition therapy for chronic diseases, and food as medicine: culinary nutrition and healing foods.

Graduate students can either work on a capstone project or submit a traditional research thesis as a final project.

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for this program. View more information at

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