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 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.