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The TWU Nutrition and Food Sciences offers an MS in Food Science and an MS in Food Systems Administration. Both of these programs are currently going through program changes. Both programs are on hold at this time. If you are interested in a graduate program in the Nutrition and Food Sciences profession, we encourage you to consider our MS in Nutrition, Online MS in Nutrition, or MS in Exercise and Sports Nutrition.

Program Description

Students can earn two graduate degrees in 54 credit hours with many courses offered evenings of online.  This program will provide students with multi-management skills so that they will be well qualified for administrative positions in nutrition/foodservice organizations.  Graduates of this dual degree program will likely increase both career options and average starting salaries.

Career possibilities for graduates of this program include:

  • Foodservice administrator in healthcare or schools    
  • Foodservice management consultant
  • Business owner/entrepreneur                 
  • Food distributor account manager
  • Foodservice facility design consultant        
  • Food systems software trainer/consultant

     Program Requirements

Completion of this degree requires a total of 54 credit hours including graduate courses in institutional administration (foodservice systems management), business, research design or statistics, and seminar. Students may complete either a thesis or professional paper.

Food Systems Administration (15-18 hrs)
Business (18-21 hrs)

NFS 5713

Human Resource Mgmt in Nutr Care Sys*

BUS 5133


NFS 5733

Productivity and Quality Improvement for Foodservice Systems

BUS 5243 or

BUS 5433

Admin Managerial Finance or
Managerial Accounting

NFS 5763

Food Safety/Foodborne Illness

BUS 5273

Human Resource Admin*

NFS 5773

Organization & Mgmt of Foodservice Sys

BUS 5333 or

BUS 5663

Advanced Business Policy or
Managerial Decision-Making

NFS 5793

Computer Appl in Food Systems Admin

BUS 5453


NFS 5753

Foodservice Facility Design and Management

ECO 5143

Adv Managerial Economics or approved substitute

*Either NFS 5713 or BUS 5273 may be taken

Research Design or Statistics (3 hrs):

  • BUS 5153 Research Methods in Business
  • or MATH 5573 Statistical Methods I

Seminar (2 hrs):

  • NFS 5721 Seminar in Food Systems Admin
  • or NFS 5331 Seminar in Nutrition
  • or NFS 5321 Seminar in Food Science

Research (3-6 hrs):

  • NFS 5983 Thesis and NFS 5993 Thesis
  • or BUS 5983 Thesis and BUS 5993 Thesis
  • or NFS 5973**
  • or BUS 5973**

** Course may be taken once for 3 credit hrs or twice for a total of 6 hrs

Electives (10-13 hrs):

  • Student selects 10 to 13 hrs of NFS or BUS courses

Admissions Requirements

  • BS from an accredited university with at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Evidence of completing either:
    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with preferred minimum score of 143 (350 original) on verbal portion and 141 (450 original) on quantitative portion
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) with preferred minimum score of 400
  • Prerequisite courses:

    • Introduction to Nutrition (3 hrs)
    • Microbiology (4 hrs)
    • Quantity Food Production & Service (4-5 hrs)
    • Upper level Foodservice Management and/or Business courses (9 hrs) – must include 3 hrs of Economics and 3 hrs of Accounting
    • 1-2 page resume providing evidence of work and volunteer experience related to intended field of study

Recommended Undergraduate Degree Programs

  • TWU undergraduate students may complete one of the following degrees in preparation for entering this Dual Degree MS/MBA graduate program
  • BS in Food and Nutrition in Business and Industry with a minor in Business Administration
  • BS in Nutrition: Emphasis in Dietetics with BUS 2043 Accounting I and ECO 1013 Microeconomics taken as electives
  • BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and non-science minor in Nutrition to include NFS 3713/3722 Quantity Foods and Lab
  • BS in Business and non-science minor in Nutrition to include NFS 3713/3722 Quantity Foods and Lab

NOTE: Students in the Master of Science coursework only option programs in Nutrition, Food Systems Administration, and Food Science admitted before fall semester 2014 may choose to take the exit exam or complete the capstone seminar course for degree completion. Students admitted for or after fall semester 2014 must complete the capstone seminar course for degree completion.


Nutrition and Food Sciences  
School of Management

This program is not currently accepting applications.

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