Nutritional Sciences

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M.Sc. Online
12 months
25300 USD/year
25300 USD/year
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Nutritional Sciences in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin - UTAustinX. Nutrition science is a critical area of expertise needed for anyone working in health- or wellness-related fields. 


The University of Texas at Austin offers an innovative and rigorous online Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences degree, which brings the on-campus degree to learners worldwide. 


The knowledge gained through this program of study can be applied to community and nutrition education programs, to corporate health and wellness settings, and current health professional practice. This fully online and accredited graduate program provides core knowledge of advanced human nutrition, combined with specialized knowledge from one of two concentration areas:

  • Biochemical & Functional Nutrition:
Nutrition Immunology, Nutrition as Medicine, Nutrition and Cancer, and Nutritigenomics.
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention:

Theory of Nutrition Behavior, Obesity and Energy Balance, Life Cycle Nutrition, and Chronic Disease Prevention.

A Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences offered by edX in collaboration with The University of Texas at Austin - UTAustinX. allows you to meet your career goals through a flexible degree plan that results in a credential that signifies integrated knowledge across the broad spectrum of nutrition research and practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Nutritional Sciences I: Macronutrient Metabolism
  • Advanced Nutritional Sciences II: Micronutrient Metabolism
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Experimental Design and Statistics
  • Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics
  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention:
  • Theories of Nutrition Behavior
  • Nutrition Through the Lifecycle
  • Energy Balance and Obesity
  • Disease Prevention
  • Current Issues in Nutritional Sciences

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution OR proof of equivalent training at an institute outside the United States. The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) will determine eligibility for admission in consultation with prospective graduate programs.
  • A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division course work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed.
  • Completion of the GRE or MCAT/PCAT/OAT/DAT test is required for admission.
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional potential.
  • Personal statement regarding research and professional experience, goals, and how completion of the program will further those goals.
  • Personal resume including relevant work and experience.
  • Applicants should have a background in nutrition or related science and/or meet the pre-requisite coursework for admissions

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25300 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Nutritional Sciences
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