The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences (MSNS) program is designed to educate and form servant leaders in the field of health and wellness. The Thesis option is for students who are already registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) seeking a master’s degree, dietetic interns seeking a master’s degree, or students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics or related field and not seeking RDN status but wish to purse a graduate degree.
The Thesis option is for students who are already registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) seeking a master’s degree, dietetic interns seeking a master’s degree, or students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics or related field and not seeking RDN status but wish to purse a graduate degree.
The mission of the MSNS program is to educate and form entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists or dietetic practitioners to meet the core competencies for becoming servant leaders in health and wellness. With a concentration in community nutrition, graduates will be educated in the most rigorous, individualized, professional and comprehensive manner.
Goal #1 - Graduates of the program will be compassionate, well-qualified professionals and servant leaders in health and wellness.
Goal #2 - Graduates of the program will contribute to research in the community.
Courses begin in the fall or spring semester. The MSNS program follows the University’s academic calendar. The following criteria must be met for a student to be eligible to apply:
Your application will be reviewed when all required documentation is received in the Admissions Office. Partially completed applications will not be processed. To be considered for enrollment in graduate courses offered at FranU, the following information is required:
For questions, please contact the Graduate Recruitment Admissions Coordinator at 225-768-1715 or email email@example.com with questions.
Graduation and program completion requirements include:
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*Tuition costs do not include textbooks or any additional costs associated with this program.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
Note: Prospective students should visit the State Authorization page to verify that Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is authorized to offer online courses and programs in your respective state. Prior to enrollment, students are also encouraged to visit their state educational agency or licensing board to ascertain whether or not they can utilize their degree program for additional compensation, initial licensing or renewal, as well as any other benefits.
|NUTR 5310 - Community Nutrition Policies, Programs, and Services||3|
|IPGC 6320 - Research Methods in the Health Sciences||3|
|Elective (MHCA 5355, POPH 5820, or NUTR 6910)||2|
|Semester Credit Hours||8|
|NUTR 5320 - Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy||3|
|IPGC 6315 - Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology||3|
|NUTR 5325 - Advanced Food Systems and Food Security||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||9|
|NUTR 6310 - Nutrition Education and Counseling Techniques||3|
|NUTR 6920 - Thesis||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||6|
*Elective credit hours vary from 2-3 depending on course taken
*Semester credit hours for semester 1 varies from 8-9