M.S. in Food and Nutritional Sciences
North Carolina A&T State University
USD 5,278 / per semester
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The Master of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences is designed to develop the basic knowledge and skills necessary to undertake research in Food and Nutritional Sciences and other related areas. It also develops competencies to work as food and nutrition specialists in education, or with other community nutrition agencies and food industries. The program also develops theoretical and experimental competencies necessary to pursue additional graduate studies or obtain professional degrees.
Food and nutritional sciences are focused on human nutrition and health, food service, food safety and quality, and the science of food product development. Students take courses in chemistry, microbiology, nursing, and human development, as well as nutrition and health.
Total credit hours: 30
|Core Block— (17.0 hours)||Food Science Concentration (6.0 hours)|
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|Nutritional Science Concentration (6.0 hours)||Comprehensive Exam (0.0 hours)|
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|Thesis Option (7.0 hours) and Defense||Non-Thesis Option Practicum (7.0 hours)|
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Total Program Credit Hours 30.0
|Food Science Concentration Electives||Nutritional Science Concentration Electives||Additional Electives – Prior Approval Required|
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- Upon completion of their coursework, students will accurately communicate in writing their knowledge of advanced concepts and principles related to food and nutritional sciences.
- Upon completion of their coursework, students will effectively express in an oral presentation their knowledge of food and nutritional sciences concepts, principles, and trends.
- Upon completion of their coursework, students will read and analyze scholarly literature in food and nutritional sciences for the accuracy of research techniques and contributions to the discipline.
- Upon completion of the thesis option, students will develop research questions, hypotheses, and research methodology to address a problem in the field of food and nutritional sciences.
- Upon completion of the program, students will identify and apply appropriate theories to address food and nutrition-related issues impacting society.
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A degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences will prepare you for careers in nutrition, health care, and food services. The degree also prepares students for research and development professions that apply technology to develop new foods, and improve the quality and safety of food products and services.
The Master of Science (M.S.) - Food and Nutritional Sciences curriculum prepares graduate students for careers in research, quality control, college instruction, community nutrition, food industries, and with Cooperative Extension and other public service agencies.
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