Nutrition Specialization About the Program
The Master of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition with specialization in Nutrition includes work in advanced nutrition science, supporting basic and applied sciences and the communication of nutrition principles in the community. Ultimately this area of specialization focuses on the relationship between nutrition and health. The program provides students with training for doctoral studies in basic and applied sciences, advanced preparation for professional degrees and careers in industry. A minimum of 35 credits is required for the M.S. degree.
Nutrition Specialization Coordinated Master's Program in Dietetics (CMPD) Option
The CSU Coordinated Master’s Program in Dietetics (CMPD) leads to the master of science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition. Students usually complete their program of study and research requirement in the Community Nutrition area.
The program includes didactic instruction and provides Foundation Knowledge and Skills and 1260 hours of supervised practice to meet the 2017 Core Competencies for Dietitians. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) credentialing exam.
Please note, only current FSHN graduate students are eligible to apply to the CMPD.
For a more detailed program description, peruse our complete document CMPD Information or individual sections:
- Program Description and Mission
- Program Goals and Objectives
- Application Procedures
- Admission and Program Completion Requirements
- Recommended Program of Study, General Comments and Credit for Prior Learning
- Supervised Practice
- Tuition, Stipend, Financial Aid and Insurance Requirements
- CSU Academic Calendar
Program Highlights Curriculum
M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition Career Paths
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