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.
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 than5,000-square feet of laboratory space, our students are involved in research opportunities that span basic science to community/public
health nutrition. The department’srobust research portfolioincludes 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