Master of Science in Human Nutrition
The Master’s Program in Human Nutrition emphasizes advanced knowledge of core nutrition principles and prepares students for advanced practice, research, and leadership roles. Potential areas of specialization include nutrition science,nutrition education, and community nutrition.
The 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 and a customized elective program that fulfills the remainder of the program credits.
A variety of courses within the department and across the University provide exceptional opportunities for tailoring the degree to the student’s interests in areas such as health promotion, obesity management, public policy, media, and physiology.
Criteria for Selection
Undergraduate cumulative index 2.75, 3.00 in major field; 3 letters of reference; The recommended minimum combined verbal and math GRE score is 1000. International students applying for a teaching assistantship must report a paper-based TOEFL score of at least 600 (250 or better on the computer-based TOEFL, or 7.5 or better of 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, or 7.0 or better of IELTS) is required for international students who do not apply for a teaching assistantship. Prerequisite course requirements for admission to regular status include physiology; inorganic, organic and biochemistry; and one semester of nutrition at a level requiring a biochemistry prerequisite. Some prerequisites may be completed during the first semester of the program. You may also find more detailed information about the Requirements for Admission from the Graduate Catalog.
Procedure for Application
Applications may be submitted online. Detailed instructions and online application forms can be found at http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/ Alternatively, you may submit a completed application form, test scores, 3 letters of reference, official transcripts and application fee to the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-1501. If you have any questions, please contact the graduate coordinator, Dr. Nancy Cotugna at (302) 831-1006.
The general university deadline for application submission is December 1 for Spring admission, July 1 for Fall admission, however, applications are considered on a rolling basis. Early submission of application is recommended, especially if you request for teaching or researching assistantships.