The Department of Nutritional Sciences offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science (MS) degree, with an emphasis in Nutrition. The Nutrition graduate program offers an array of courses with emphasis in nutrition science, clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, and community nutrition. Faculty in the department have expertise in the areas of nutritional genomics, nutritional physiology, cellular and molecular nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, and nutritional epidemiology. While a variety of research topics are available, the department's strength in nutritional studies is related to diabetes and obesity.
MS students can choose a thesis-option (30 credit hours) or a non-thesis option (33 credit hours). At least one half of these hours must be earned in course work at the 7000-level or 8000-level; the remaining classes may be at the 6000 level. Core courses are required for each option. Electives may be selected to allow for specialization in a particular area. For example, students can choose electives for an emphasis in nutrition science, clinical nutrition, sports nutrition, or community nutrition.
The information presented on this web page is presumed to be accurate. However, should a discrepancy be found with current graduate school policies, the graduate school is recognized as the official source of information. Refer to the Auburn University Bulletin under the Graduate School or the Graduate School Web Page for additional information about the PhD degree or graduate school policies.
Need additional information? Contact:
Ramesh Jeganathan, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Director
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Wellness
101F Poultry Science Building, 260 Lem Morrison Dr.,
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606
O: (334) 844-3840