Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.S.; Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Departmental Program Specializations
- Community Nutrition and Health Promotion (M.S.)
- Dietetics* (M.S.)
- Nutrition and Exercise (M.S.)
- Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition (Ph.D., M.S.)
- Community Nutrition and Health Promotion (Ph.D., M.S.)
- Dietetics* (M.S.)
- Exercise Physiology and Nutrition (Ph.D.)
- Food Literacy, Quality and Safety (Ph.D., M.S.)
- Hospitality Management (M.S.)
Distance Education OpportunitiesM.S. with Dietetics* specialization
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Nutrition and Health Sciences in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Statement of goals
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Nutrition and Health Sciences
|For Financial Consideration||Fall: March 15 Spring: October 15|
|Otherwise||Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.|
Our Department offers research-based degrees in several diverse areas of study: Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition (Ph.D., M.S.); Community Nutrition and Health Promotion (Ph.D., M.S.); Exercise Physiology (Ph.D.); Food Literacy, Quality and Safety (Ph.D., M.S.); and Hospitality Management (M.S.). In addition, students can earn a non-research master's degree (M.S. without thesis) in Dietetics (RD required); Nutrition and Exercise; or Community Nutrition and Health Promotion.
Because of the diversity of degree programs offered through the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences and the Nutrition Interdepartmental program, students are encouraged to refer to the Nutrition and Health Sciences website to learn more about areas of study and degree programs, admission requirements, and step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
Courses and MoreStudents in Nutrition and Health Sciences are most likely to take courses in:
- Nutrition and Health Sciences (NUTR)
- Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM)
- Human Sciences (HUMS)
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
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