May 31, 2020  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Science in Human Nutrition (NUTR)

Advisor: Anahita Mistry, Ph.D.
318 Marshall

Master of Science in Human Nutrition
EMU-Online Master of Science in Human Nutrition provides an in-depth study of nutrition based on sound and current scientific evidence. This degree does not lead to the RD credential. The Master of Science in Dietetics is recommended for those seeking the RD credential.

Out-of-state students receive Michigan resident (in-state) tuition rates for all EMU-Online courses.

Career Opportunities
This degree can enhance your current degree and provide opportunities in health care, business, education and the field of human performance. If you are a registered dietitian, this degree allows you to obtain Continuing Professional Education toward maintaining your credential.

Number of Credits
A total of 30-36 credit hours are required to complete the program. Total credits are dependent upon individualized program of study. If there are deficiencies in your undergraduate program of study or if a course needs to be repeated, additional credit hours may be required.

Prerequisite Courses
Taken at EMU or an approved equivalent course at another university.

Grade of “C” or better in:

Grade of “B” or better in:

  • Principles of Human Nutrition (EMU equivalent DTC 202 )

  • Nutrient Metabolism - Macronutrients (EMU equivalent DTC 302 )

  • Nutrition of the Lifecycle (EMU equivalent DTC 372 )

  • Community Nutrition/Nutrition Therapy III (EMU equivalent DTC 430 )

Note: Students who do not have a degree in nutrition or dietetics will need two nutrition courses with a grade of B or above before taking any graduate courses.

Department Courses: 18-34 hours

Culminating Experience: 6 hours

Select from either Option I or Option II:

Option I: Thesis

This degree involves completion of 24 semester hours of course work and six credit hours of thesis.

Option II: Research

This non-thesis option requires 30 hours of course work and a six credit hour, research project of publishable quality.

Cognate Courses: 3-19 hours

Program Total: 30-36 hours

Extended Programs

This program is offered at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .