Georgia State University
Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
The Master of Science with a major in Health Sciences and a concentration in Nutrition is a 36-semester hour program. This program does not meet requirements for becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD). However, if a student desires to meet educational requirements to become a RD, it is possible to complete the required dietetics coursework while enrolled in the graduate program.
Major Objectives for the Program Include: Preparing graduates to formulate research questions, organize and test research problems, and evaluate research study results Fostering critical thinking, inquiry, and professional leadership Providing graduates with advanced study in nutrition Enhancing career development Providing the framework for advanced degree study
Students complete a M.S. in Health Sciences with a specialization in nutrition and may choose a general program with several electives or a professional practice option that combines the M.S. program with a certificate in Public Health or an emphasis in sports nutrition.
Curriculum for M.S. in Health Sciences with a Specialization in Nutrition
The curriculum includes core health science courses, nutrition courses, elective courses and a thesis, master's project, or portfolio capstone project.
The Nutrition program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
International Student Requirements:
Additional requirements for international students:
Foreign Student Financial Statement (for international applicants seeking a student visa).
Official TOEFL score (for applicants whose native language is not English).
International credential evaluation (for applicants who have completed any education outside the U.S.)
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999