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Nutrition and Food Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (ARWU) , MD,
The Graduate Program in Nutrition and Food Science is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental program administered by the Department of Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC).

About

The program draws upon faculty and scientists from numerous schools, departments, and organizations. These include the Departments of Animal and Avian Sciences, Anthropology, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, and Plant Science and Landscape Architecture; the School of Public Health; and nearby research institutions.

The program offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Nutrition and Food Science with specialization in either Nutrition or Food Science. Research interests of faculty members specializing in Nutrition include the genetic and metabolic basis for dietary requirements of animals and humans, nutritional biochemistry, nutritional aspects of chronic disease, international nutrition, community nutrition, epidemiology, neuroscience, health behavior and health promotion. Research interests of faculty members specializing in Food Science include food chemistry, food processing and engineering, food microbiology, food safety, food nanotechnology, food toxicology, public policy, risk assessment and functional and nutraceutical foods. All programs require completion of a research project (thesis or dissertation). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nutritional Genomics
  • Food Processing Technology
  • Mechanics of Food Processing
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Product Research and Development
  • International Nutrition
  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Practicum in Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition
  • Issues and Problems in Dietetics
  • Food-Related Behavior of the Individual

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Graduate application 
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Additional supporting documents (writing samples, CV/resume)
  • Non-refundable application fee ($75) 

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            1474 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 1474 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
          • National Applies to you

            683 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 683 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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          *Tuition fee per credit hour

          Living costs for College Park

          • 1676 - 2840 USD/month
            Living Costs

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