Master of Science (M.S.) in Food Science and Nutrition
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is concerned with food from the time it leaves the farm until it is consumed by people. Included is the effect of good nutrition on health promotion and disease prevention. In this program, students (who must be Registered Dieticians) learn to integrate and apply the principles from biomedical sciences, human behavior, and management to design and lead effective food and nutrition programs in a variety of settings. Coursework will develop your research skills, stimulate independent thought, and provide up-to-date knowledge in foods, nutrition, and food service and business management.
As an inter-institutional graduate program offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), this Dietetics degree gives you access to and expert faculty at eight institutions. You apply and need to be accepted to the home institution, then you’re able to register for classes through the home institution, but take online classes offered by any of the partner institutions.
Credentialed (Registered Dietitians) professionals are able to use this dietetics degree to:
*Advance their level of practice
*Retool for new career opportunities
*Pursue doctoral study with enhanced knowledge in a specific area of dietetics practice
The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 37
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $515.00 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999