The Master of Science degree program is designed to prepare individuals with baccalaureate education in food and nutrition, education, or health-related disciplines by increasing the depth of their knowledge with respect to food and nutrition, developing research skills, and enhancing their application skills by specializing in the area of applied human nutrition.
Course work in introductory nutrition (FDNT 212 Nutrition) is required for entrance into the program. FDNT 544 Food Composition and Biochemistry and FDNT 558 Advanced Human Nutrition are required as part of the department core for students who have not completed equivalent courses prior to admission.
Prospective students apply for admission through the School of Graduate Studies and Research. Applicants are then referred to the Food and Nutrition Department Graduate Studies Committee for review. All relevant official transcripts, Graduate Record Examination scores, and letters of recommendation must be on file with the School of Graduate Studies and Research prior to any department decision. After acceptance, a faculty advisor will be assigned to each student.
With the successful completion of 15 hours of graduate course work, students will qualify for degree candidacy.
An accredited Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics internship is available in conjunction with the master’s program. Admission to this program requires a separate application. Information can be obtained by contacting the Food and Nutrition Dietetic Internship Program Director.
Students may choose to complete a 4- to 6-credit thesis (FDNT 795) as part of the department core requirement.
FDNT 544 and FDNT 558 are required for students who have not completed equivalent courses prior to admission; where these courses are required, core requirement is 21 credits.
Students will elect additional courses from the IUP Graduate Catalog (including FDNT courses) that are appropriate for their needs and interests as they work toward meeting the program objectives. Advisors will approve elective choices. Students may apply up to six credits of FDNT 696 or 698 Internship toward program electives.
FDNT 544 and FDNT 558 are required for students who
have not completed equivalent courses prior to admission;
where these courses are required, core requirement is
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