The Master Program in Nutrition and Dietetics is an inter-disciplinary program offered and managed by the Department of Biology at the College of Science. It involves faculty from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, as well as specialists from other institutions. Program courses are generally taught by multiple instructors. The program offers graduate study leading to the M.Sc. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. The M.Sc. program requires the completion of 33 credit hours of graduate courses and a research project (thesis), and a practical training in dietetics (8 weeks) in a recognized institution.

The program aims to provide students with a knowledge and skill base in fundamental and advanced nutrition and dietetics. Specifically the program aims to:

  • provide the student with a core body of instruction/knowledge in nutrition and dietetics;
  • provide the student with a knowledge and understanding of human nutrition beyond that offered at the undergraduate level;
  • create a learning environment that is informed by the academic/ research background and professional experience of the staff;
  • provide a firm foundation in research skills and techniques;
  • enable the student to utilize research methodologies to advance knowledge by creating and testing hypotheses through original or library based research;
  • develop verbal and written communication skills;
  • enable the student to assimilate and communicate findings of scientific research;
  • enable the student to enter a broad range of professions, fields and careers, including research, nutrition, food industry and food systems, and the business of health clubs and health promotion;
  • enable the student to offer science-based opinions on nutrition issues

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Implement advanced knowledge in areas of nutrition and dietetics.
  2. Develop ideas in addressing and solving problems.
  3. Analyze nutritional problems and communicate the results.
  4. Evaluate specific knowledge and current research in nutrition and dietetics.
  5. Plan an original research in nutrition and dietetics.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  7. Integrate intellectual, cognitive and transferable skills in the field of nutrition and dietetics.
  8. Develop independence and autonomy in life-long learning