Thesis Curriculum

What you’ll learn

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics thesis track is a 36-hour graduate program with coursework rooted in collaboration and requires either a thesis or translational problem. 

This degree:

  • Advances your academic training in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  • Allows you to critically evaluate and implement research.
  • Provides you with an opportunity to experience translational research.
  • Prepares you for evidence-based practice in your community.

MS ND Thesis Track Curriculum Year One

Semester 1 (Fall) | 9 credit hours

  • BIOC-B 500 Introductory Biochemistry (3 credits)
  • BIOL 55600 Physiology I (3 credits)
  • PBHL-B 561 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)

Semester 2 (Spring) | 9 credit hours

  • BIOL 55700 Physiology II (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 663 Evidence Based Practice in Nutrition and Dietetics (3 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

MS ND Curriculum Year Two

Semester 3 (Fall) | 9 credit hours

  • NTRD-N 598 Research in Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 751 Human Metabolic Nutrition I (3 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

Semester 4 (Spring) | 9 credit hours

  • NTRD-N 598 Research in Nutrition (3 credits)
  • NTRD-N 752 Human Metabolic Nutrition II (3 credits)
  • Electives (3 credits)

Potential electives

One of the unique features of our master's program is the ability to customize your curriculum to meet your educational and career goals. By utilizing a wide range of interdisciplinary electives, you and your mentor will create the best plan of study for you.