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Master of Nutrition


The Master of Nutrition is a non-thesis, applied degree. Upon completion of the degree, graduates possess a broad knowledge of nutrition science and related fields and the management of this field and are capable of effectively communicating scientific information. The curriculum requires 36 credit hours of coursework, which includes up to 6 credits of a directed practicum or internship or related independent project. Students will be able to select between a human nutrition emphasis and a feed science emphasis. A majority of the program course work is in graduate-level nutrition and related science. The professional skills component that qualifies students for the Professional Science Masters (PSM) designation consists of a variety of relevant courses and activities developed in consultation with prospective employers. Emphasis areas can include either Feed Science or Human Nutrition, Food, and Bioprocessing. Please visit the department web site for current admission requirements and curriculum information.

Dr. Jonathan Allen,
Interdepartmental Nutrition Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-513-2257
Delivery Method: Web-based/Online
Admissions Web Page

(What will I learn?)

Research/Experience: NTR 693 or NTR 666 or FM 594 = 3-6 cr
Seminar: NTR 601 or FM 601  =  1 cr           
Core Courses in Nutrition =  15 cr   
Profession Skills courses (for the optional PSM designation) = 9 cr
Elective courses to total 36 credits.

Estimated Total Credit Hours Required: 36

Admissions requirements
(Is this the program for me? How do I apply?)

Graduate school admission requests:

  • a personal statement of goals, experience, and interest in the program from the applicant
  • 3 letters of reference
  • transcripts of all post-secondary coursework (including a Bachelor's Degree)
  • scores on the Graduate Record Exam
  • application fee

Plan of study
(How much time will it take?)

The curriculum requires 36 credit hours of coursework, which includes up to 6 credits of a directed practicum or internship or related independent project.

Registration information
(When can I start?)

Click "Apply & Enroll" to apply for admission or register to take courses. To earn the degree, students must be admitted through NC State's Graduate School. Students may begin to take courses before being admitted by registering as a non-degree studies (NDS) student; a maximum of 12 credits (four courses) taken as an NDS student may be applied to the master's degree. It is advisable to speak to the program director and to apply for admission as soon as possible.

Estimated Tuition and Fees
(How much will it cost?)

Tuition Level: Graduate (View more information about tuition)
Fees: Graduate ASG, Graduate Ed/Tech
Resident: $14,668.92
Non-resident: $32,128.92

Tuition Notes: Standard distance education tuition and fees apply. On-campus courses in the program are charged according to on-campus fee structure.

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