Advisor: Anahita Mistry, Ph.D.
Master of Science in Human Nutrition
EMU-Online Master of Science in Human Nutrition provides an in-depth study of nutrition based on sound and current scientific evidence. This degree does not lead to the RD credential. The Master of Science in Dietetics is recommended for those seeking the RD credential.
Out-of-state students receive Michigan resident (in-state) tuition rates for all EMU-Online courses.
This degree can enhance your current degree and provide opportunities in health care, business, education and the field of human performance. If you are a registered dietitian, this degree allows you to obtain Continuing Professional Education toward maintaining your credential.
Number of Credits
A total of 30-36 credit hours are required to complete the program. Total credits are dependent upon individualized program of study. If there are deficiencies in your undergraduate program of study or if a course needs to be repeated, additional credit hours may be required.
Taken at EMU or an approved equivalent course at another university.
Grade of “C” or better in:
Anatomy and Physiology (EMU equivalent SPMD 269 or BIO 326 )
Foundations of Biochemistry (EMU equivalent CHEM 351 )
Elementary Statistics (EMU equivalent SOCL 250 or MATH 170 )
Grade of “B” or better in:
Principles of Human Nutrition (EMU equivalent DTC 202 )
Nutrient Metabolism - Macronutrients (EMU equivalent DTC 302 )
Nutrition of the Lifecycle (EMU equivalent DTC 372 )
Community Nutrition/Nutrition Therapy III (EMU equivalent DTC 430 )
Note: Students who do not have a degree in nutrition or dietetics will need two nutrition courses with a grade of B or above before taking any graduate courses.
Department Courses: 18-34 hours
Required Courses: 9 hours
- DTC 500 - Research Design and Methods 3 hrs
- DTC 618 - Advanced Topics in Nutrition 3 hrs
- DTC 648 - Methods and Strategies for Community-Based Nutrition Services 3 hrs
Supporting Nutrition and Foods: 3-19 hours
- DTC 504 - Sports Nutrition 3
- DTC 509 - Nutrition Support 3 hrs
- DTC 518 - Interdisciplinary Team Functions 3 hrs
- DTC 538 - Outcomes Management 3 hrs
- DTC 608 - Advanced Topics in Foods 3 hrs
- DTC 628 - Medical Nutrition Therapy 3 hrs
- DTC 638 - Cultural Nutrition and Nutritional Ecology 3 hrs
- DTC 658 - Nutrition and Aging 3 hrs
- DTC 659 - Development of the Entrepreneurial Dietitian 3 hrs
- DTC 668 - Proteins, Lipids and Carbohydrates 3 hrs
- DTC 669 - Vitamins and Minerals 3 hrs
Course options that must be arranged with a program advisor
- DTC 590 - Special Topics 1 hr
- DTC 591 - Special Topics 2 hrs
- DTC 592 - Special Topics 3 hrs
- DTC 597 - Independent Study 1 hr
- DTC 598 - Independent Study 2 hrs
- DTC 599 - Independent Study 3 hrs
- DTC 607 - Colloquium 2 hrs
- DTC 679 - Special Topics 1 hr
- DTC 680 - Special Topics 2 hrs
- DTC 681 - Special Topics 3 hrs
- DTC 683 - Workshop 2 hrs
- DTC 686 - Practicum 1 hr
- DTC 687 - Practicum 2 hrs
- DTC 688 - Practicum 3 hrs
- DTC 689 - Practicum 4 hrs
- DTC 697 - Independent Study 1 hr
- DTC 698 - Independent Study 2 hrs
- DTC 699 - Independent Study 3 hrs
Culminating Experience: 6 hours
Select from either Option I or Option II:
Option I: Thesis
This degree involves completion of 24 semester hours of course work and six credit hours of thesis.
- DTC 691 - Thesis I 2 hr
- DTC 692 - Thesis II 3 hrs
- DTC 693 - Thesis III 1 hrs
Option II: Research
This non-thesis option requires 30 hours of course work and a six credit hour, research project of publishable quality.
- DTC 694 - Research I 2 hrs
- DTC 696 - Research III 1 hr
- DTC 695 - Research II 3 hrs
Cognate Courses: 3-19 hours
Required Course: 3 hours
- MATH 502 - Introductory Statistics for Graduate Students 3 hrs
Supporting Courses: 0-16 hours
Course options outside the Human Nutrition Department must be arranged with the program advisor.
- ACC 646 - Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations 3 hrs
- EDLD 611 - Introduction to Adult and Continuing Education 3 hrs
- EDMT 623 - Instructional Design and Development of Multimedia Instructional Materials 3 hrs
- EDPS 600 - Human Development 3 hrs
- LAW 503 - Law, Enterprise and Ethics 3 hrs
- MGMT 570 - New Venture Creation 3 hrs
- QUAL 549 - Problem Solving for Quality Improvement 2 hrs
- QUAL 556 - Human Aspects of Continuous Improvement 3 hrs
- QUAL 557 - Measuring Customer Satisfaction 3 hrs
Program Total: 30-36 hours