Master of Science in Nutrition with a Specialization in Applied Nutrition Online
Help others achieve their health and wellness goals while improving lives with an accelerated online M.S. in Nutrition – Applied Nutrition.
Master of Science in Nutrition with a Specialization in Applied Nutrition
Get to know our 100% online Master of Science in Nutrition Program
Open doors to new career options with the Lamar University M.S. in Nutrition – Applied Nutrition online. This affordable applied nutrition program is complementary to higher-level positions in career fields such as nursing, education, community leadership, food services and elder health care.
No matter your background, our streamlined admission process can help you get started right away and finish in as few as 12 months. Also, with five elective choices, you can tailor your nutrition degree to your career goals. Electives include Sports Nutrition, Nutrition in Pregnancy and Infancy, Food Principles and Preparation, Nutrition in Aging, Eating Disorders, and more.
Our 100% online curriculum develops your abilities to meet client needs and solve health challenges. You will learn about the role of nutrition in health, including the physiologic, social, cultural and economic factors that contribute to nutrition needs and concerns. This program also builds on your communication abilities, helping you to provide effective nutrition counseling and education to individuals or groups.
Students who do not have a degree from a related field may be required to take up to 9 credit hours of co-requisites. Applicants who have a conferred undergraduate degree in the following fields require no leveling courses: biology, dietetics, exercise science, health, kinesiology, nursing or nutrition. These particular professions require no leveling courses: dentists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
The undergraduate program in nutrition-dietetics at Lamar University is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Please Note: This master's degree does not provide the requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics verification statement.
Learn more about our affordable tuition
Below is the tuition breakdown for the online M.S. in Nutrition – Applied Nutrition. Our tuition is affordable and can be paid by the course.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.
In addition to textbooks, some courses may require ancillary course materials that may range up to $150 each. Use of additional resources are at the discretion of each professor.
Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.
Ready to get started on your degree program online but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.
View the upcoming dates and deadlines for our online Nutrition degree
Our online M.S. in Nutrition – Applied Nutrition features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.
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These are the qualifications for our online Masters of Science in Nutrition degree
Lamar University’s online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
A bachelor's degree from an accredited university is required.
Cumulative GPA of 2.5
Applicants must satisfy the necessary prerequisites as prescribed for the Master of Science in Nutrition – Applied Nutrition. In some instances, leveling coursework may be required if undergraduate course transcripts do not provide sufficient evidence for successful mastery of cognitive and/or practical applied skills and abilities as related to the program. All leveling courses are taken online.
*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.
Send all required documents to:
Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710
Submit electronically to [email protected]
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Read about our Master of Nutrition online classes
The M.S. in Nutrition – Applied Nutrition online program consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours), which includes 9 hours of core coursework, 6 hours of concentration courses, and 15 hours of electives. Students with undergraduate degrees in a field not related to nutrition or health may be required to take additional leveling courses.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) can receive up to 6 hours of graduate credit in the M.S. in Nutrition program.
Proof of current RDN registration must be provided to the M.S. in Nutrition program director after acceptance into the program to receive credit. The 6 credit hours in lieu of coursework credit hours are for the following courses:
- NUTR 5309 – The Energy Nutrients
- NUTR 5332 – Vitamins & Minerals
*Price includes distance learning fee.
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