MS in Dietetics

Degree Requirements

This program is not a stand alone master's program, it is part of an accelerated program and admitted students earn both a BS and MS degree.  Students are admitted as undergraduates after completing prerequisites for admission and going through an application and interview process.  The Masters  in the Coordinated Program in Dietetics requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate courses. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program.  Below are listed the graduate courses to complete the MS portion of the program.

All graduate level courses require a minimum grade of B.
AN_SCI 8420Endocrinology3
HMI 7566Health Informatics Ethics3
NEP 7370Nutritional Therapy I3
NEP 7380Medical Nutrition Therapy II3
NEP 7381Medical Nutrition Therapy II: Supervised Practice Experience5
NEP 8380Medical Nutrition Therapy III3
NEP 8975Dietetics Supervised Practice Experience10

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Sample Plan of Study

The following courses are required for this degree.  Changes in course requirements may occur, as the program is required to meet the accreditation standards.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BIO_SC 1500 or 1010 and 10205CHEM 13204
NEP 1034 or 1034H3ENGLSH 10003
F_S 10303PSYCH 10003
MATH 11003Hist. or Pol Sc3
 Humanities (recommend PHIL 1150 or PHIL 2440)3
 14 16
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
CHEM 2030 or 21003BIOCHM 3630 or 4270 (B- or better required)3
CHEM 21302CDS 21903
MPP 32025NEP 1995 or F_S 32103
AGSC_COM 2220 or COMMUN 12003NEP 2340 (B- or better required)3
FINPLN 21833PTH_AS 22013
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
F_S 43104ESC_PS 41703
NEP 33602MANGMT 30003
NEP 43403NEP 24503
NEP 43603NEP 32901
 NEP 33902
 NEP 34001
 NEP 42803
 12 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MPP 42044NEP 33703
NEP 35901NEP 43703
NEP 42902NEP 49511
NEP 43851P_HLTH 43003
NEP 45903PSYCH 38303
NEP 49502General Elective1
Professional Elective3NEP 73703
 16 17
Fifth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
AN_SCI 84203NEP 83802
HMI 75663NEP 897510
NEP 73803 
NEP 73814 
 13 12
Total Credits: 147

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Thesis/Non-Thesis Requirements

This is a professional program and will not require a Thesis, but will require a comprehensive exam.

Admissions

This degree is only for students accepted into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and who have completed their first two years in the actual program. These students will have earned a bachelors degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Nutrition and Foods.  Application information and criteria on how to apply can be found at  http://nep.missouri.edu/nutrition_foods.html for application information and criteria. 

Requirements for program continuation during the master's year will be posted on the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology website.

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