This science based program in Human Nutrition provides top quality nutrition education at the graduate level for working adults in the food, pharmaceutical and allied health fields so that they may apply up-to-date and in-depth nutritional knowledge in their areas of specialization and/or gain the foundation needed for further study at the Ph.D. level. This program is offered on Saturday and Sunday according to the university semester schedule. The curriculum is designed to prepare graduates with a deep understanding of the close connection between nutrition, health and disease as well as to provide them with a detailed study of the body of knowledge necessary to understand these close connections and the evidence supporting them.
The Master of Science in Human Nutrition is the only weekend program of its type in Connecticut. We provide high-quality nutrition education at the graduate level for working adult students in the food, pharmaceutical, and allied health fields so that they may apply current, in-depth nutritional knowledge in their areas of specialization.
• Small classes that allow you to benefit from working closely with faculty
• Expert professors who have years of industry experience in the fields of nutrition and science
• Classes that meet just one weekend each month, easily accommodating busy professional schedules
The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
International Student Requirements:
International students requiring full-time status need to register for the Nutritional Genomics concentration. The requirements for international applicants are:
-Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0
-Minimum grade of “B” or better in Biochemistry with a minimum of 3 credits
-Minimum grade of “B” or better in Anatomy and Physiology with a minimum of 4 credits
-Minimum TOEFL of 80 or IELTS of 6.5. No conditional admission and no ELS level 112 certificates are acceptable
-Applicants who wish to become Registered Dietitians, must submit an International Credential Evaluation along with their foreign transcripts . Please click on this link provided by the American Dietetic Association for more details
-International students are accepted only in the Fall trimester with no winter or spring admissions