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Masters of Sciences in Animal and Nutritional Sciences

Major: Nutrition and Food Science

Graduate Dietetic Interns can pursue either a thesis or non-thesis option.

THESIS OPTION:

Program Requirements-Thesis option: The thesis option will require 30 credit hours, 24 hours of regular course work plus 6 hours credit for a thesis. A student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better to remain in good standing. All additional course requirements will be determined by the student in consultation with the major advisor and graduate committee members.

Core Curriculum Hrs
Statistics-511/512 6
Seminar 2
TOTAL 8

NON-THESIS OPTION

Program Requirements-Non-Thesis option: The non-thesis option will require 36 hours of course work. A student must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better to remain in good standing. There will be a common core curriculum for the non-thesis masters. Additional courses to meet the degree requirements will be determined by the student in consultation with the major advisor and the graduate committee members and presented in the student’s Plan of Study.

Core Curriculum Hrs
Statistics-511/512 6
Biochemistry and/or Physiology 6
Nutrition and/or Food Science & Technology 3
Current literature/issues 3
Seminar 1
TOTAL 22

Students in each option are expected to participate in the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences seminar courses each semester they are in residence and to attend seminars and presentations by visiting scientists. Students in either the thesis or the non-thesis option must pass an oral examinations to be approved for graduation.

For additional information, contact Dr. Robert L. Taylor, Jr. at  Bob.Taylor@mail.wvu.edu .