12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The field of human nutrition and dietetics is growing and in need of the expertise of graduate level educated practitioners. The Nutrition and Food Systems MSc program offered at University of Kentucky seeks to educate students using a multidisciplinary approach which emphasizes the impact of the food system and diet on human health.


Students will learn strategies to reduce the risk and impact of chronic disease using multi-level approaches from the individual to the policy level. Graduate education leading to a MS in Nutrition and Food Systems and replacing the MS in Hospitality and Dietetics Administration. The 17 hour graduate-level core emphasizes contemporary nutrition topics, such as research methods and health behavior theories, community programming and intervention development, food systems, chronic disease diagnosis and process related to lifestyle behaviors, statistics, and a nutrition and food systems seminar. 

Career opportunities

The Nutrition and Food Systems MSc program offered at University of Kentucky prepares students for careers in community, education, government, industry, non-profit, health care or private practice settings. A student may choose the Plan A - Thesis or Plan B - Project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Health Behavior Theories
  • Food Systems 
  • Chronic Disease Diagnosis 
  • Nutrition and Food Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • 36 credits (non-thesis)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • Personal Statement: This document should be one or two pages and can include your background, your preparation and your purpose for going to graduate school, your career goal and your research and teaching interests.
  • Writing Sample: ​This can be a paper you have written for a previous class or for publication.​
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Students pursuing a dual degree with the UK College of Law are required to submit LSAT scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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