Nutrition and Food Science (M.S.)

Program Requirements

Required Courses
NUFD 501Principles of Nutrition3
NUFD 505Research in Nutrition and Food Science 13
NUFD 506Research and Evaluation in Nutrition and Food Science3
NUFD 580Current Applications in Nutrition 13
NUFD 587Practicum 13
NUFD 595Principles of Food Science3
Complete any 12 credits from the list below. 212
Culminating Experience
Select one of the following options:3-4
Thesis Option
Master's Thesis
Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.
Non-Thesis Option
Research Seminar
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credits33-34


Complete any 12 credits. Categorical listing is for ease of reference only.
Nutrition Electives
NUFD 560Advanced Nutrition Counseling for Diverse Population Groups3
NUFD 568Advanced Sports Nutrition3
NUFD 577Advanced Social Marketing in Nutrition3
NUFD 581Nutrition Education3
NUFD 590Nutrition Policy3
NUFD 668Nutrition Assessment3
Food Science and Systems Electives
NUFD 536Advanced Sensory Evaluation3
NUFD 546Advanced Food Processing and Preservation3
NUFD 550Advanced Quantity Food Applications3
NUFD 556Advanced Research in Foods3
NUFD 566Advanced Food Product Development3
NUFD 573Advanced Food Regulations and Compliances3
NUFD 576Advanced Food Ethics, Sustainability and Alternatives3
NUFD 588Organizational Behavior in Food Businesses3
Interdisciplinary and Non-Departmental Electives
NUFD 508Independent Study in Nutrition and Food Science1-3
NUFD 570Special Topics in Nutrition and Food Science1-3
EXSC 541Aerobic Testing and Programming3
EXSC 543Theoretical Foundations of Strength and Conditioning3