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Nutrition and Food Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The curriculum offers a choice of emphasis areas, including dietetic practice, child nutrition program management and applied nutrition. Elective hours are offered in educational administration, adult education, community health, research and statistics, and other areas. Students work with their graduate committees in selecting courses and developing an individual plan of study. Students have the opportunity to develop research interests in child nutrition program management, food service management, clinical or community nutrition, with qualified faculty in each area.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Educational Statistics 
  • Research Techniques for Nutrition and Food Systems 
  • Recent Developments in Applied Nutrition 
  • Financial Management in Child Nutrition Programs
  • Food Production Management in Child Nutrition Program
  • The Nutrition of Children
  • Child Nutrition Program Management .
  • Current Topics in Child Nutrition Programs 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Regular admission to the graduate program requires a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, calculated on the last two years of undergraduate study; acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); three letters of recommendations from person qualified to assess the applicant’s readiness for graduate study; and appropriate prerequisites. Performance on individual courses related to the major will be considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for West Hattiesburg

  • 800 - 1300 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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