The Master of Science degree in Nutrition Science provides advanced academic training for students seeking in-depth nutrition knowledge and for Registered Dietitians who are interested in career advancement. Our program provides students with non-thesis or thesis program options for completing the Master's degree. The non thesis option includes completion of a research project under the direction of your Graduate Advisor and another Graduate Faculty member in nutrition whereas the thesis option includes completion of an original research project under the direction of a Thesis Committee.
The program requires 33 semester hours which are composed of the following:
**Non-Thesis Concentration Course requirements - 18 semester hours of course work as approved by your Advisor
**Thesis Concentration Course requirements - 14 semester hours of course work approved by your Advisor
The courses for completing the Master of Science in Nutrition Science are offered only online. Some on-campus activities may be required for the thesis option.
Apply to East Carolina University. Admission to East Carolina University does not guarantee admission into your desired program of study.
These courses must be successfully completed before applying to the MS in Nutrition program. It is not required that you complete these courses from ECU - you can take them at any college or university that offers course equivalents. See the undergraduate catalog from descriptions of the courses. The courses are offered at ECU by face-to-face instruction (not distance education).
The application for the Master of Science Degree in Nutrition is submitted online to the East Carolina University's Graduate School which can be found at www.ecu.edu/gradschool/. A completed application will include the following items:
The deadline for applications is March 1 (students pursuing combined MS and internship should use internship specific deadline).
Contact us at MSNUTR@ecu.edu