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University Catalog 2019-2020 
University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutritional Science, M.S.

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The Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science is an individualized program designed to develop specialized professional competence in the selected areas of food science, dietetics and nutrition, while also providing breadth in related areas. The program is designed for persons preparing for positions as public health nutritionists or supervisors in dietetics and food production and service, or doctoral study in nutrition and dietetics.

Admission to the MS Program

Graduate degree applicants must meet the university requirements for admission, which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. To be admitted into the Master of Science degree program in Nutritional Science, applicants must also meet the following:

1.    Apply to the University to be eligible for Fall Semester entry; admission is limited to Fall
       Semester only.
2.    Grade point average of at least 3.0 in last 60 semester units (90 quarter units) attempted.
3.    Two letters of recommendation. Letter of professional and research goals.
4.    Submission of G.R.E. (completed within the past five years) with recommended minimum scores of: Verbal 400 (146 on new test); Quantitative 500 (144 on new test); and Analytical Writing- 3.5.

Requirements for the Degree (30 units)

A total of 30 units is required, with 20 core units, 6 elective units, and up to 4 units of culminating experience.

Comprehensive Examination, Thesis or Project (0,4 units)

Students planning to take the Comprehensive Exam should enroll in NTRS 5960 during the term in which they complete all other course work listed on their course of study. Students who complete a comprehensive exam must take additional courses from the electives list to reach the 30 units needed for this degree program..

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