This program is designed for current outstanding undergraduate students at Auburn University. Students in the Accelerated BS/MS program have the option to complete up to 9 credits of graduate-level courses during the senior year of their undergraduate program. Following graduation from the undergraduate program, the Accelerated BS/MS student will need to complete the remaining 24 credits (of the required 33 credit hours) within 1 year of graduation from the undergraduate program.
Earn 9 credits toward Auburn's Master of Science degree program in Nutrition during your senior year by taking graduate level versions of required undergraduate courses.
Click to download the application form: ABM Application Form
(for graduate program) - only 9 credits will be counted towards graduate program
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*Graduate Record Exam (GRE): This is required for admission to Graduate School. Visit www.ets.org/gre.
Apply early in the Spring of Senior Year for Fall admission to the MS program in Nutrition. To apply, visit www.grad.auburn.edu.
(Year following admission to MS program in Nutrition)
Note: Admission into the Accelerated Program does not guarantee admission into the Graduate Program the following year; Admission into the Graduate Program requires an excellent academic record as well as satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and outstanding letters of recommendation. The thesis option for the Master's degree program in nutrition requires 30 credit hours, and the non-thesis option for the Master's degree program in nutrition requires 33 credit hours.
An Auburn University undergraduate student officially admitted and enrolled in an approved Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree plan (ABM) may register for graduate courses that are listed as required or elective courses in the student's ABM plan. Similarly, students officially admitted and enrolled in the Honors College may enroll in a limited number of graduate courses. A maximum of nine hours (in a 30-hour master's program) or 12 hours (in a 36-hour or more master's program) may be counted towards both degrees, provided that a grade of B or higher is achieved on all courses used for graduate credit. No courses may be counted for both undergraduate and graduate credit in a program in which the double counting of courses is prohibited by an accrediting agency. The total course load taken at the time the undergraduate student is in a graduate course may not exceed 16 semester hours per semester.
Students generally will take the GRE and apply for admission to Graduate School at the beginning of the senior year. Students should contact the department for application deadlines as departmental deadlines are often much earlier than the Graduate School's application deadline. Students must complete the bachelor's degree, be admitted to the Graduate School and the degree program before entering the master's degree program. Admission into the ABM program does not guarantee admission into the Graduate School. Students must still apply for admission to the Graduate School (including submitting the Graduate School application, paying the application fee, and providing transcripts and standardized test scores as required) by the prescribed deadline.
Students may withdraw voluntarily from the ABM program at any time. Students must notify, in writing, the graduate program officer and the coordinator/director of undergraduate studies in their respective departments. A copy of the request to withdraw from the program should be sent to the Dean of the Graduate School. Students who withdraw from the program voluntarily or because they do not meet program requirements will not be awarded graduate credit for double-counted courses.
Ramesh Jeganathan, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management
101F Poultry Science Building, 260 Lem Morrison Dr.,
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606
O: (334) 844-3840