Additional Admission Requirements: Additional courses (up to 6 hours or as determined by program director including Introductory Nutrition and Medical Terminology) may be required if so indicated by the student’s deficiencies.
Prerequisites: A student entering the program with curricular deficiencies may be required to complete more than the minimum number of hours for completion of the program. See the program director for more information.
Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Nutrition
Note on Academic Standards For Retention in the Nutrition - Public Health Nutritution Concentration, MS
Academic standards for retention in the MS/PHN Program include abiding by the ASU Code of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, and the following standards: 1) Professionalism; 2) Collaboration; 3) Honesty/Integrity; 4) Respect; 5) Reverence for Learning; 6) Emotional Maturity; 7) Flexibility; 8) Communication Skills; and 9) Cultural Competence. Failure to meet these standards may result in dismissal from the program. The standards are fully described in the Graduate Student Handbook: https://nutrition.appstate.edu/academics/graduate-programs-public-health-nutrition.
Other Requirements for the MS in Nutrition
Thesis: Optional for Dietetics Concentration
Proficiency: Not required
Candidacy: Required. For the Dietetics Concentration, admission to candidacy requires successful academic performance and a positive assessment of professional conduct during the first year and second years. For the Public Health Nutrition Concentration, admission to candidacy requires successful academic performance during first year of program. Additionally, satisfactory evaluation of professional conduct is required during capstone project. See the academic standards for retention in the program in the department Graduate Nutrition Handbook for further information. Failure to meet these standards may result in dismissal from the program.
Comprehensive: Required for Dietetics Concentration - A comprehensive examination is administered at the end of the second year. Additonally, a poster of completed research must be presented at the end of the second year at one off-campus and one on campus venue and an oral defense of the thesis is required when selecting the thesis option. Not required for the Public Health Nutrition Concentration.
Product of Learning: Capstone project required for Public Health Nutrition Concentration