Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences
Master's Degree (MS) Program In Human Nutrition
Description: The Masterís Degree Program in Human Nutrition enables
students to pursue their interests through an individualized program of study
with either a thesis or non-thesis option.
Both options include a core of required
credits in nutrition and research methods, after which students work with an
advisor to develop a customized elective program that fulfills the remainder of
the program credits.
Areas of potential program specialization include
nutrition science, nutrition education, community nutrition, and management of
food and nutrition services. A
variety of courses within the department and across the university provide
exceptional opportunities for tailoring the degree to the studentís interests.
Information about faculty, requirements for the degree, recently finished
thesis titles, financial aid, and courses offered can be found in Program
Selection: Undergraduate cumulative index 2.75, 3.00 in major field; 3 letters of
reference; The recommended minimum combined verbal and math GRE score is 1000.
students applying for a teaching
assistantship must report a paper-based TOEFL score of at least 600 (250 or
better on the computer-based TOEFL, or 7.5 or better of IELTS) and Test of Spoken English (TSE) score of at
least 45. A score of 575 or better (231 or better on the computer-based TOEFL,
or 7.0 or better of IELTS)
is required for international students who do not apply for a teaching
assistantship. Prerequisite course requirements for admission to regular status include
physiology; inorganic, organic and biochemistry; and one semester of nutrition
at a level requiring a biochemistry prerequisite.
Some prerequisites may be completed during the first semester of the
program. Additional admission requirements for the MS/DI program can be found at
the Requirement Summary page. You may also find more detailed information about the
Requirements for Admission from the Graduate Catalog.
for Application: Applications may be submitted online.
Detailed instructions and online application forms can be found at http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/
Alternatively, you may submit a completed application form, test scores, 3
letters of reference, official transcripts and application fee to the Office of
Graduate Studies at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE
19716-1501. If you have any
questions, please contact the Nutrition and Dietetics graduate program secretary
Ann Marie , at (302) 831-8729 or email at acoch@UDel.Edu,
or the graduate coordinator, Dr. Nancy Cotugna at (302) 831-1006 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
general university deadline for application submission is December 1 for Spring
admission, July 1 for Fall admission. Early
submission of application is recommended, especially if you request for teaching
or researching assistantships.
The Department also offers the opportunity to pursue
the registered dietitian credential through its post-baccalaureate Dietetic
Internship. This is a non-degree
certificate program. Four graduate
credits are earned in the internship and can be applied toward the masterís
degree. For additional information
contact the internship director, Ms Anja Leefeldt at (302) 831-4989, e-mail
at email@example.com or visit the
Dietetic Internship Web site: http://www.udel.edu/NTDT/internship/