Master of Science in Nutrition Online
This versatile online graduate program gives you enhanced knowledge and skills in human nutrition with an emphasis on community nutrition. With no clinical requirement, our M.S. in Nutrition program is designed for anyone interested in promoting wellness through nutritional sciences.
Our Master of Science in Nutrition online program bridges the gap between formal education and professional practice as it prepares you to provide a comprehensive approach in a variety of careers in the areas of healthcare, food services, social work and exercise sciences. This affordable and accessible program focuses on community and life-cycle nutrition as well as contemporary issues such as weight management, eating disorders and sports nutrition.
Our 100% online curriculum develops your abilities to meet client needs and become a powerful part of the solution to numerous 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 skills, helping you to provide effective nutrition counseling and education to individuals or groups.
Please Note: This master's degree does not provide the requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics, provide eligibility to apply to a dietetic internship, nor the eligibility to sit for the National Registration examination to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Science in 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.
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Our Master of Science in Nutrition online program 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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The Master of Science in Nutrition online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
Undergraduate degree from an accredited university with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher or a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA
Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be admitted.
Applicants must satisfy the necessary prerequisites as prescribed for the Master of Science in 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 or 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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The M.S. in Nutrition online program consists of 11 courses (33 credit hours)–which includes 15 hours in community and lifecycle nutrition, as well as 9 hours in contemporary nutrition–and a Nutrition Capstone course (3 credit hours). There is no clinical requirement. 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 graduate credit in the MS in Nutrition program.
Proof of current RDN registration must be provided to the MS 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 does not include leveling courses (if required). Distance learning fee is included in the tuition listed.
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