Revised Program [Fall 2021]
Advance your knowledge of evidence-based nutrition with superb faculty and gain a competitive edge with the online Master of Science in Human Nutrition. The faculty have years of experience teaching online graduate courses because we were one of the first M.S. in Human Nutrition degrees to be offered online in the U.S. Our accomplished alumni work in health care, education, public health, human performance, business, and many other settings. This degree does not lead to the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential, but the Dietetics [M.S.] degree is recommended for those seeking the RDN credential. Out-of-state students receive Michigan resident (in-state) tuition rates for all online EMU courses.
A total of 30-36 graduate-level credit hours are required to complete the M.S. in Human Nutrition program. Total credits are dependent upon the student’s individualized Program of Study. A minimum of 30 credits is required for the thesis option, and a minimum of 36 credits is required for the non-thesis research project or research writing options.
The M.S. in Human Nutrition program achieves its mission through:
- Providing an exceptional distance learning environment;
- Providing student-centered learning opportunities;
- Promoting evidence-based knowledge and skills; and
- Enhancing students’ critical thinking skills by collaborating with faculty to develop and complete research projects and professional publications.
This degree will enhance your current degree and provide opportunities in health care, education, public health, human performance, business, and other related fields. In addition, if you are a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, this degree allows you to obtain Continuing Professional Education toward maintaining your credential.
Human Nutrition Infographic
Human Nutrition Student Handbook
This program is available online. International applicants should check with International Admissions or program advisor before applying.