M.Sc. On Campus

Nutritional Sciences

University of Oklahoma

24 months
824 USD/credit 14008 USD/year
824 USD/credit 14008 USD/year
213 USD/credit 3621 USD/year
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The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers a graduate program designed to provide advanced education, training, and research to students desiring mastery in an area of nutrition.  This program from University of Oklahoma is offered onsite at the Oklahoma City campus and through distance learning at the OU Tulsa Schusterman campus.



The graduate program provides learning opportunities for the purpose of fulfilling two goals: 

  • Provide interested individuals an opportunity to augment their knowledge and expertise in nutrition; and
  • Provide Registered Dietitians an opportunity for advanced education, training, and research.
  • Two major tracks of study leading to a MS in Nutritional Sciences are offered: Track I is a thesis track and Track II is a non-thesis track.

The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciencesoffered at the University of Oklahoma can be earned concurrently with the Master of Arts in Dietetics degree. If a student is not a Registered Dietitian and wishes to simultaneously gain the necessary coursework, the two degrees can be completed in tandem.

A Master of Science degree is a graduate degree, meaning it develops a different skill set than the Master of Arts professional degree. The Coordinated Program for Master of Arts in Dietetics (CPMA) degree program seeks to teach skills required for the profession of dietetics.

 The MS program seeks to enhance critical thinking and problem solving, to teach students how to ask good questions, gather and evaluate information, and share new knowledge with others. Students do NOT have to complete an MS to be a registered dietitian, but it may help develop specific skills that can translate to the workplace, depending on the type of career the student desires. 

Any student who wants to know more about the MA/MS dual option should speak with the CPMA and MS Program Directors.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Energy Nutrients 
  • Non-energy Nutrients 
  • Research Methods 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Seminar
  • 10 hours must be in Nutritional Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a baccalaureate degree in nutrition or dietetics from an accredited college or university or permission of the Department;
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree or a minimum 3.0 GPA on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours. The College of Allied Health does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs;
  • Department Interview (may be by telephone);
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  • Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    14008 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 824 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    3621 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 213 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Oklahoma City

911 - 1456 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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