Nutrition and Food Sciences

Utah State University

12 months
41182 USD/year
41182 USD/year
11766 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The nutrition and food science program focuses on the chemical and biological components of food and the ways in which these ingredients affect health. 


Students learn the chemical, biological, microbiological, nutritional, engineering and economic aspects of food, as well as the social impacts of the foods people eat, including how they affect various issues, including economy, psychology, and culture.

Due to an increased awareness in recent years of how food directly affects the population’s health, there is a greater demand for professionals trained in nutrition and food science. The general public has begun to realize just how important it is to eat well-balanced meals. This means that the opportunities for careers in nutrition are at an all-time high.

Career Options

Graduates in nutrition and food sciences can pursue the following careers:

  • Nutrition specialist
  • Food scientist
  • Research and development for food companies
  • Quality control and safety assurance work
  • Biomedical research
  • Work in secondary schools as a nutrition specialist
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Food sales and marketing
  • Quality assurance specialist
  • Product development scientist
  • Food technologist
  • Food production manager
  • WIC Nutritionist
  • Nutrition education
  • Food service manager
  • Patient services manager

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • NDFS Graduate courses
  • Biochemistry and Statistics
  • NDFS Graduate Seminar
  • Teaching or Occupational Experience
  • Other Graduate Courses
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Students may have better opportunities to receive funding if they apply in time for fall semester.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are not required to have bachelor’s degrees in nutrition or food sciences, but they must have strong backgrounds in science and mathematics. There may be prerequisite courses needed for make up in some situations. These can be taken concurrently with graduate coursework and are determined on a case-to-case basis.
  • To be accepted to the program, it is recommended that applicants first contact a specific faculty member with whom they are interested in working. If the faculty member is accepting graduate students and agrees to work with the student, the student can then apply by completing the following application requirements:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41182 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20591 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    41182 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20591 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11766 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5883 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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