Master of Science in Food and Nutrition Sciences
Food and Nutrition Sciences - MS6476
Grover Center E160
1 Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
Delivery Mode: Online (Asynchronous)
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
The online program is tailored to early- and mid-career professionals in the fields of Dietetics, Food and Nutrition. Ideal for practicing Registered Dietitians who do not possess a Master’s degree and industry professionals seeking career advancement.
The program is also suitable for traditional students who cannot be physically present on-campus and students seeking a self-paced program with the flexibility to finish in as little as 1 year or take as much time as needed until done.
The versatility of the program makes it accessible for recent graduates from disciplines other than food and nutrition. Core coursework required of all students covers certain food and nutrition topics while also allowing the student to explore and develop their particular area of interest that leads to the execution of a professional (non-thesis) project.
Student-chosen electives allow the student two options.
1) Students can choose to enhance their specific food and nutrition knowledge in areas such as
- Gut microbiome
- Pediatric nutrition
- Functional Foods
- Geriatric nutrition
- Sports nutrition
- Food biotechnology
- Global Health
2) Students can choose to “stack” a graduate certificate in a complementary area such as
The program requires students to produce a professional (non-thesis) project in an area of their choosing.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- apply knowledge of technologies to research interpretation.
- demonstrate proficiency in either food and nutrition research or an applied project.
- appraise food and nutrition issues from diverse perspectives.
- demonstrate effective and professional oral presentational skills.
- demonstrate effective and professional written presentational skills.
Opportunities for Graduates
Working professionals will benefit directly from experiences that can boost their career outcomes post-graduation. Specifically, graduates will have updated professional knowledge and credentials, enhanced communication skills, analytical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, and overall confidence.
Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/ahsw/food-nutrition/graduate
- Bachelor’s degree— required
- Nutrition or closely related field preferred. Students from other disciplines encouraged to apply.
- Minimum GPA: 2.75 (3.0 recommended)
- Recommend a minimum of 20 quarter hours or 12 semester hours of undergraduate preparation in nutrition or closely related program. Graduate coordinator can recommend specific coursework.
- Curriculum Vitae required
- Three letters of recommendation required
- Personal statement required
- English Language Testing required for non-native speakers of English
- iBT – 70 Composite, Writing 17, all other Section Scores of 15
- IELTS – 6.0 Composite, all Bands 6.0
- PBT Paper TOEFL – 525 Total, Composition 4, all other Section Scores 50
This program does not permit full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University so an I-20 cannot be issued. However, students may enroll in the program if based in their home country for the duration of study without seeking entry to the US based on admission to this program.
Students pursuing the professional project (non-thesis) option must complete a minimum of 34 credit hours. (Students wishing to pursue the thesis option must contact the graduate coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and must complete at least 31 credit hours.)