Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition


Biochemical & Molecular Nutrition Master of Science (M.S.)

This area of study focuses on Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition research. It is designed for students seeking careers in academia and industry as nutritional specialists. Students in the program will acquire competencies in human nutrition, biochemistry and molecular biology, experimental design, and statistical data analysis. Competencies will be acquired through a combination of class work and laboratory research.

Degree Requirements

M.S. degree requirement for Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition Specialization

• As for all M.S. degrees, minimum of 30 semester hours of credit, consisting of 20 to 24 semester hours of regular courses (of which 9 credit hours must be selected from the list above), and 6 to 10 semester hours of thesis research (for Option I students).

• Minimum of 15 semester hours, including thesis, must be taken in the student’s major subject (i.e., courses having the prefix NUTR).

• If pursuing a minor, then at least 9 semester hours of supporting courses must be taken in a department or interdepartmental area which offers a minor.

• Minimum of 8 semester hours, in addition to the thesis, must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).

• Up to 9 semester hours of graduate credit from other accredited institutions may be accepted at the discretion of the student’s Examining Committee. Transfer credits without an undergraduate counterpart may be used to fulfill the 8-hour “graduate-level only” requirement.

• As an outcome, an original, research-oriented written thesis and formal oral defense is required.

Associated Faculty


Soonkyu Chung Adjunct Associate Professor

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Regis Moreau Associate Professor

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Sathish Kumar Natarajan Assistant Professor

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Sunil Sukumaran Assistant Professor

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Jiujiu Yu Assistant Professor

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Janos Zempleni Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases

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