MS in Dietetics

Degree Requirements

The Coordinated Program in Dietetics requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate courses in the program. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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 10205ENGLSH 10003 
GN_HES 11001CHEM 13204 
MATH 11003HLTH_SCI 10003 
PSYCH 10003Hist. or Pol Sc3 
HES Foundation Course (recommend HDFS 1600 OR 1610)3Humanities (recommend PHIL 1150 or PHIL 2440)3 
 15 16  
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
CHEM 20303BIOCHM 3630 (B- or better required)3 
CHEM 21302CDS 21903 
MPP 32025COMMUN 12003 
NEP 23803NEP 19953 
HES Foundation Course (recommend FINPLN 2183)3NEP 2340 (B- or better required)3 
 16 15  
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
F_S 43104MANGMT 30003ESC_PS 41703
NEP 33602NEP 24503NEP 34001
NEP 43403NEP 32901NEP 35901
NEP 43603NEP 33902 
NEP 45903NEP 42803 
 Supporting Elective3 
 15 15 5
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
MPP 42045PTH_AS 22013 
NEP 42902NEP 33703 
NEP 49502NEP 43703 
Supporting Elective3NEP 49511 
Humanities/WI3NEP 83403 
 15 13  
Fifth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ESC_PS 72003Professional Development (NEP 7390 effective Spring 2019)1 
HMI 74303 Medical Nutrition Therapy III (NEP 8380 course proposal pending)2 
NEP 73803Practice of Dietetics SPE (NEP 8975 course proposal pending)10 
NEP 73814  
NEP 73851  
 14 13  
Total Credits: 152

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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.

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Admissions

This degree is only for students accepted into the Coordinated Program in Dietetics and who have completed their first two years in the program. These students will have earned a bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences 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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