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Option in Nutrition

The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences, option in Nutrition, is designed for students who aim to enhance their career with a graduate degree, such as those with a Registered Dietitian/Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential or degrees in public health, allied health, health and human performance and more.


All students take core classes in macronutrients, micronutrients and nutrition research. Students work with an advisor to design an individualized program for elective coursework to fit their interests. Students may choose between a thesis (30 hours) and non-thesis (34 hours) plan.


Course information



Research and Faculty

All graduate faculty possess a PhD and/or Registered Dietitian credentials and integrate personal experiences and research into the curriculum. With more than 5,000-square feet of laboratory space, our graduate students are involved in research opportunities that span basic science to community/public health nutrition. The department’s robust research portfolio includes the role of micronutrients in cancer, diet effects on the microbiome, metabolic risk indicators, nutrition and fitness for military and first-responders and obesity prevention programs and policy. Many faculty also serve with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension.


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Applications are accepted twice a year with the following deadlines:

Domestic: July 1 (Fall) & November 1 (Spring)

International: February 1 (Fall) & August 1 (Spring)


To apply to the Nutritional Sciences, option in Nutrition MS program, complete the following:

  • Graduate College application 
  • Submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA required) 
  • Current resume/vita and the names of three professional references who will be contacted to write letters of recommendation
  • Personal goals statement (1-2 pages)
  • GRE scores are recommended, but not required. 
  • If English is a second language, applicants must submit results for TOEFL or IELTS tests. 

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Graduate student resources


Cost & Assistance

A majority of our students receive assistantships with the benefit of a stipend and tuition waiver. These are a available on a competitive basis.


Assistantships and support


Financing graduate school 


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