Program Overview

Eastern Michigan University offers an online Master of Science in Human Nutrition degree which offers an in-depth study of nutrition based on current scientific evidence. This program can enhance a student’s current degree and provide opportunities in health care, business, education and the field of human performance. Registered dietitians obtain a Continuing Professional Education credential for completing this degree

The MS in Human Nutrition is a 30- to 36-credit-hour program depending upon the course of study chosen. Applicants must also be aware that there are many prerequisite courses that must be fulfilled before Human Nutrition courses can be taken. There are four required courses (12 hrs.), and two concentration areas to choose from in either Supporting Nutrition and Food Courses or Outside Human Nutrition Courses. The student must also choose between a Thesis, Non-Thesis Research, or Research Writing Course requirement for completion of the degree.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    Official transcripts, four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program. Personal Statement. Two letters of recommendation.

    Restrictions

    EMU is an approved State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) participant and approved to offer online programs to students living in any SARA member state. Students residing in Massachusetts are not approved.

    School Overview

    Eastern Michigan University is a large, public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Established in 1849 as the Michigan State Normal School, the original purpose of the institution was to prepare individuals as teachers. As the university built up its educational courses in order to provide four-year programs, the university changed its name to the Michigan State Normal College in 1899. Over the next half century, the school expanded its academic programs past teacher education to include liberal arts four-year degree programs and became Eastern Michigan University in 1959. Students at EMU can earn their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. 

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