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MS in Nutrition (Denton and Houston)
TWU graduate students who seek an MS in Nutrition take NFS 5314 Nutrition and Human Metabolism and NFS 5363 Human Nutrition in Disease plus other graduate courses in nutrition, biology, or chemistry. This degree prepares students for leadership positions as health practitioners or for advanced study in nutrition.

All non-degree seeking students are allowed a maximum of 12 hours of graduate coursework, after which they must be admitted to the NFS graduate program before further graduate coursework can be taken.

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.

Master’s Admission

For unconditional admission, applicants must present:

  • Official transcripts that show evidence of prerequisite courses and at least a 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 undergraduate hours.
  • Evidence of completing the Graduate Record Examination with a preferred minimum score of 143 (350 original) on the verbal portion and 141 (450 original) on the quantitative portion.
  • A 1-2 page resume providing evidence of work and volunteer experience related to intended field of study.

Applicants who meet the above criteria with exception of GPA may qualify for provisional admission if they have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on the last 60 undergraduate hours.

Applicants who meet all other requirements but lack up to 6 credit hours of prerequisite undergraduate courses may be admitted provisionally to a masters program.

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission - July 15
Spring Admission - November 1
Summer Admission - April 15

Prerequisite Courses

MS in Nutrition:

Chemistry (including Organic and Biochemistry) 9-12 hours
Human Anatomy and Physiology 3-4 hours
Introduction to Nutrition 3 hours
Advanced Nutrition 3-5 hours
Nutrition Through Life Cycle 3 hours

Students are accepted into the MS in Nutrition program after individual transcript evaluation. Applicants should have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. TOEFL may be required of students whose native language is not English. The GRE must be taken prior to the application process.

International Students:

Effective with admission for the Fall 2011 semester, provisional admission based upon the need for English proficiency will no longer be allowed.  Rather, all students for whom an English proficiency test is required must meet the following minimum criteria:
TOEFL (paper-based): Score of 550 or higher
TOEFL (computer-based): Score of 213 or higher
TOEFL iBT: Score of 79 or higher
MELAB: Score of 80 or higher
IELTS: Score of 6.5 or higher
GRE: Verbal score of 153 (500 original) or higher

Doctoral Admission

For unconditional admission, applicants must present:

  • Official transcripts that show evidence of prerequisite courses and at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the last 60 undergraduate hours and all post-baccalaureate and graduate hours.
  • Evidence of completing the Graduate Record Examination with a preferred minimum score of 150 (450 original) on the verbal portion and 146 (550 original) on the quantitative portion.
  • Two letters of reference
  • A statement of purpose (1-2 pages) that includes reasons for undertaking graduate work, explanation of study and research interests, work experience, and professional goals.

Applicants who meet the above criteria with exception of GPA may qualify for provisional admission if they have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) on the last 60 undergraduate hours and all post-baccalaureate and graduate hours.

Application Deadlines

Fall Admission - July 15
Spring Admission - November 1
Summer Admission - April 15

PhD Exit Exam

PhD Preliminary Examination Guidelines

PhD Exam Rubric

PhD Exam Application

 

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