MASTER OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN NUTRITION

The Master of Science in Human Nutrition (MSHN) program emphasizes advanced knowledge of core nutrition principles and prepares students for advanced practice, research, and leadership roles. The focus of the MSHN is nutritional science, and the application of biochemistry, physiology, and biology principles to human nutrition in health and disease. Areas of emphasis include research and projects related to prevention or treatment of disease; nutrition in infancy, childhood, and aging; community nutrition; cardiovascular physiology; and identifying and clarifying relationships between diet and health.

The program enables students to pursue their degree through either a thesis or non-thesis option. Both options include a core of required credits in nutrition and research methods and a customized elective program that fulfills the remainder of the program credits.

Further detail on coursework for the MSHN can be found in the 2015-2016 Online Graduate Catalog: MS in Human Nutrition

Criteria for Selection

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative index of 2.75, and 3.00 in major field;
  • A combined GRE score (Quantitative + Verbal) of 297.
  • 3 letters of reference;
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 (paper based) or a TOEFL IBT of at least 79.

Prerequisite course requirements for regular admission to the MSHNinclude:

  • physiology (one course)
  • inorganic chemistry (two courses, Chem 1 and Chem 2),
  • organic chemistry (one course)
  • biochemistry (one course)
  • a nutrition course at a level requiring a biochemistry prerequisite

Procedure for Application

Applications may be submitted online. Detailed instructions and online application forms can be found at www.udel.edu/gradoffice. Alternatively, you may submit a completed application form, test scores, 3 letters of reference, official transcripts and application fee to the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-1501.

Application Deadlines

The general university deadline for application submission is May 1 for Fall admission, however, applications are considered on a rolling basis. Early submission of application is recommended, especially if you request for teaching or researching assistantships.

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