M.S. and Ph.D. Areas of Study
Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition (PhD) (MS with thesis)
This area of study emphasizes course work and research on nutrient metabolism, gene/nutrient interaction, and the impact of diet on health and disease. Designed for students seeking careers in research, teaching, or further professional degrees in health care.
Community Nutrition & Health Promotion (PhD) (MS with thesis) ( MS without thesis)
This area of study involves course work and research (PhD; MS with thesis) or course work only (MS without thesis) in nutrition and health education for consumers. Designed to meet the needs of registered dietitians and certified health educators.
Dietetics (MS - distance program)
This option is available only to Registered Dietitians (RD) or those eligible to take the registration examination. The program is an online inter-institutional program that targets RDs seeking a Master of Science degree.
Exercise Physiology & Nutrition (PhD) (MS without thesis)
This area of study involves course work and research (PhD) or course work only (MS without thesis) in muscle function, sport supplements, growth and development, and strength and conditioning. Designed for students interested in academic research/teaching careers, clinical rehabilitation, or personal training.
Food Literacy, Quality & Safety (PhD) (MS with thesis)
This area of study focuses on course work and research involving food microbiology, sensory evaluation, and the development and distribution of food education materials. Designed for students seeking careers in food quality control or educational programs that emphasize the link between food production, consumption, and health.
Hospitality Management (MS with thesis)
This area of study emphasizes course work and research that integrates hospitality marketing strategies, restaurant management, communications, and financial management. Designed for students looking for careers in managing facilities and operations that provide hospitality services to the public.