Food Science and Human Nutrition Program
The M.S. program offers tracks in food science and in nutritional sciences. The Institute of Food Technologists and the American Society for Nutrition recognize these concentrations. The department also offers a combined Master of Science-Dietetics Internship (MS-DI) program accredited by the Accreditation for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Students who complete this program are eligible to take the national registration examination to become a registered dietitian. Only graduates from an ACEND accredited/approved Didactic Program in Dietetics are eligible for the MS-DI program.
Specific areas of study include nutritional biochemistry/molecular biology, nutrient function/metabolism, medical nutrition therapy/dietetics, nutritional immunology, food processing/engineering, food chemistry/biochemistry, and food safety/microbiology/quality.
Applicants must have an adequate background in physical and biological sciences and food science or nutritional sciences. Students with specific deficiencies will be required to take prerequisite courses.
For additional information, e-mail Dr. James F. Collins, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Mitchell D. Knutson, Graduate Coordinator at email@example.com.