Ph.D. - Food and Nutrition, M.S. - Food and Nutrition;
The Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 30 semester hours including thesis, or 36 hours for a non-thesis plan, with courses chosen in consultation with the major professor. Students without appropriate background in the chosen specialization will be required to take undergraduate leveling courses designated by the department. The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires a minimum of 45 hours beyond the master's degree, including at least 15 hours in the specialization area.
The department also offers a 2-1/2 semester dietetic internship program. Selected credits earned during the program may apply to the optional master's or doctoral degree. Eighteen hours of graduate credit are required in supervised experience in health and food service facilities. Upon completing the internship, the student is eligible to take the written examination to become a Registered Dietitian.
Graduate students may obtain a secondary-level home economics or family and consumer sciences teaching certificate by completing course work prescribed in the Texas Standards for Teacher Certification. Selected credits earned for certification may apply toward a graduate degree in family and consumer sciences education.