M.Sc. On Campus


University of North Carolina Greensboro

24 months
1715 USD/credit
1715 USD/credit
653 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Department of Nutrition at University of North Carolina Greensboro offers a graduate program of study leading to a Master of Science degree. This degree offers two options: a thesis option (37 hours minimum) and a non-thesis option (40 hours minimum).


The Master’s degree at University of North Carolina Greensboro is offered with specialization in Human Nutrition and emphasis in applied Nutrition Science or Basic Nutrition Science. The M.S. (thesis-option) is a research-based degree program designed to prepare students for teaching, research, administrative, and consulting positions or for progression to a Ph.D. degree program.

The programme

Department faculty have a wide range of research interests related to nutrition and health and use of diverse methodological approaches. These interests include the metabolism, function and requirements of specific nutrients throughout the life cycle, nutrients and phytochemicals in health and disease, nutritional assessment and intervention, maternal and infant nutrition, nutrition education, nutrition and aging, nutrition and physical performance, interaction of nutrients on genes and regulation of the growth and development of bone and adipose tissue. 

Faculty and students conduct basic research (work with small laboratory animals and/or cultures of animal and human cells) or applied research (work with human subjects in clinical or community based studies) to achieve research objectives.

The non-thesis Option

The M.S. non-thesis option is designed to prepare students for consulting, administrative, and practitioner positions in nutrition. A comprehensive examination must be passed. The registered dietitian (R.D.) credential must be obtained for a career in dietetics.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Seminar in Nutrition
  • Gene Expression and Protein Metabolism
  • Energy, Carbohydrate, Lipid Metabolism
  • Antioxidants and Bioactive Food Components
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Advanced Statistics in the Behavioral and Biological Sciences I
  • Problems in Food and Nutrition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application one month prior to the posted departmental deadline.


37-40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One official transcript from every college and university previously attended. If credit from one institution has been transferred to another, a transcript from the original institution is not required if the course titles and grades appear on the degree granting transcript. If an applicant is currently enrolled in a degree program and will not graduate prior to an admission deadline, transcripts should be provided that reflect courses in progress.
  • Three letters of recommendation from former professors, employers, or persons well acquainted with the applicant’s academic potential.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1715 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1715 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    653 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 653 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Greensboro

1001 - 1540 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Updated over a year ago

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