Graduate Programs

Assistant professor and mater's degree student look at protein expression levels in mice tissue samples that were fed with apiaceous vegetables in the Nutrigenomics Lab in the department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition.

Human Nutrition: M.S., 4+1


The master of science in human nutrition (MSHN) program emphasizes advanced knowledge of core nutrition principles and prepares students for advanced practice, research and leadership roles. The focus of the MSHN is nutritional science and the application of biochemistry, physiology and biology principles to human nutrition in health and disease. Areas of emphasis include research and projects related to prevention or treatment of disease; nutrition in infancy, childhood and aging; community nutrition; cardiovascular physiology; and identifying and clarifying relationships between diet and health.

A 4+1 B.S./M.S. program allows students to complete both the bachelor of science degree in nutrition and dietetics and the master of science degree in human nutrition in a total of five years of full-time study. This program allows students to complete the ACEND-accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and graduate degree required to be eligible to apply to ACEND-accredited dietetic internship programs in one seamless program.


Application Deadlines


March 15: Final deadline to apply

UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.