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Nutritional Sciences, MS


Program Description

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The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a graduate program designed to provide advanced education, training, and research to students desiring mastery in an area of nutrition.

The graduate program provides learning opportunities for the purpose of fulfilling two goals:
  • Providing Registered Dietitians an opportunity for advanced education, training, and research.
  • Providing interested professionals from other areas an opportunity to augment their knowledge and expertise in nutrition.

    Two major tracks of study leading to a M.S. in Nutritional Sciences are offered: Track I is a thesis track and Track II is a non-thesis track.

    Program Defined

    A wide variety of graduate courses are available from several colleges on the Health Sciences Center Campus as well as from those on the OU Norman Campus. Students are encouraged to select coursework which meets their particular needs, interests and goals. In addition, independent study-type courses are available for individual pursuit of specialized interests under the guidance of Departmental Faculty.

    Admission Requirements

    1. Have a baccalaureate degree in nutrition or dietetics from an accredited college or university or permission of the Department;

    2. Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree or a minimum 3.0 GPA on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours;

    3. Department Interview;

    4. Organic Chemistry*, Biochemistry*, Introductory Nutrition, and Human Physiology - *Can be taken with the program in the Fall semester;

    5. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based), or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL web site is http://www.toefl.org;

    6. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES). Wes web site is http://www.wes.org; and

    7. Submit a completed on-line application. Application deadlines are July 1 for Fall and December 1 for Spring.

    Application Procedure

    1. Review and follow the instructions on the College of Allied Health General Instructions for Application document found at the following web site: http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/default.asp

    Cost

    Tuition is approximately $156.00 per credit hour for Oklahoma residents. Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For details regarding tuition and fees, see the College of Allied Health Student Handbook.

    Faculty

    College of Allied Health Departmental Faculty

    Supporting Coursework

    A wide variety of graduate courses are available from several colleges on the Health Sciences Center Campus as well as from those on the OU Norman Campus. Students are encouraged to select coursework, which meets their particular needs, interests and goals. In addition, independent study-type courses are available for individual pursuit of specialized interests under the guidance of Departmental Faculty.

    Application Statistics

    http://www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Application/admission_data.asp


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