Interns can continue on-campus at the University of Delaware following the completion of the internship and complete a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition. This M.S. program enables students to pursue their interests through an individualized program of study with either a thesis or non-thesis option. Both options include a core of required credits in nutrition and research methods, after which students work with an advisor to develop a customized elective program that fulfills the remainder of the program credits.
Areas of potential program specialization include nutrition science, nutrition education, community nutrition, and management of food and nutrition services. A variety of courses within the department and across the university provide exceptional opportunities for tailoring the degree to the student's interests.
Admission requirements include the following:
- Minimum undergraduate cumulative index of 2.75, and 3.00 in major field;
- A combined GRE score (Quantitative + Verbal) of 297 for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011; or 1000 for tests taken on or before July 31, 2011.
- 3 letters of reference;
- International students applying for a teaching assistantship must achieve a paper-based TOEFL score of at least 600 (250 or better on the computer-based TOEFL, or 7.5 or better on the IELTS) and Test of Spoken English (TSE) score of at least 45.
- A score of 575 or better (231 or better on the computer-based TOEFL) is required for international students who do not apply for a teaching assistantship.
Students who are currently enrolled in the internship and who wish to continue at the University of Delaware for a Master’s degree will be considered for the Master’s program in Human Nutrition upon receipt of their completed graduate school application. The application can be completed online by visiting the home page for the Office of Graduate and Professional Education . There are opportunities for on-campus paid graduate teaching assistantships in the Master’s Program.