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Human Nutrition, MS


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College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  > Department of Health and Human Performance  > Human Nutrition, MS

The nutrition program within the department of Health and Human Performance offers a fully online non-thesis Master of Science (MS) degree in Nutrition (36 credits). The MS in Nutrition at the University of Houston provides a comprehensive course of study to prepare advanced practitioners in clinical nutrition care of the patient and clinical management. Faculty experts provide instruction on evidence-based medical nutrition therapies, advanced physical assessment skills, development and evaluation of educational programs, and effective management skills for the clinical leader.

All students are required to enroll in practicum courses. Internship experiences maybe substituted for course content.

The MS in Nutrition is designed to meet the needs of:

  • Currently enrolled dietetic interns desiring a graduate degree.
  • Students accepted into a dietetic internship desiring a graduate degree.
  • Credentialed Registered Dietitians who have completed their supervised practice experience after 2008.
  • Students desiring to advance their nutrition, health, wellness, and fitness knowledge

Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in advanced clinical settings as a practitioner, clinical management leader or other nutrition related positions.

Please visit the Online Master of Science in Nutrition program page for more information.

Admission Requirements


Applicants must meet one of these requirements:

  • Currently enrolled in a dietetic internship
  • Accepted into a dietetic internship with a documented start date
  • Credentialed as a RD in 2008 or later and completed a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice.
  • Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, food science, food systems management or other health career-related subjects.

Application Process:

  1. Completed University of Houston Graduate School application.
  2. Official GRE scores sent electronically to institution code 6870 - University of Houston, Main Campus
    • Competitive applicants typically score above the 30th percentile with at least 3.5 on the analytical writing section.
    • Applicants that have been accepted to dietetic internships or completed dietetic internship with partner programs may be expemt from submitting GRE scores
  3. Official transcripts from all prior institutions attended.
    • Major GPA of at least 3.0
    • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.6 is required to be considered for graduate school at The University of Houston
  4. Dietetic Internship/RD/Supervised practice: Applicants must meet one of these requirements:
    • Currently enrolled in a dietetic internship
    • Accepted into a dietetic internship with a documented start date
    • Credentialed as a RD in 2008 or later and completed a minimum of 1200 hours of supervised practice.
  5. Portfolio
  6. Current resume
  7. Personal Statement
  8. Three academic/professional letters of recommendation
    • Your recommenders will be contacted automatically and asked to evaluate you through an online system. They should be encouraged to provide comments and/or upload a signed letter as well.

ALL supporting materials, with the exception of official transcripts, should be uploaded through the online application system.

Official transcripts should be submitted to:

University of Houston
Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 3947
Houston, Texas 77253-3947

Degree Requirements


Credit hours required for this degree: 36.0

The total credit hours for the Master of Science in Nutrition is 36 credits hours (24 core and 12 elective).

All students must:

  • successfully complete all CORE courses-24 credit hours
  • successfully complete either elective option A-Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (12 credit hours) OR elective option B-Non-Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (12 credit hours).

Elective option A. Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (12 credits)


Elective option B. Non-Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (12 credits)


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