Sample Programs of Study

Below are examples of what a program of study could look like for those pursuing the M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics and Sensory Science (NDSS). All options (thesis, report and coursework-only) require 30 total credits and can be combined with the non-degree dietetics program (NDT).

M.S. in NDSS: Coursework-only option

Course Course Name Credit Hours
FNDH 800 Nutrition Education and Communication 3
FNDH 620 Nutrient Metabolism 3
FNDH 700 Global Health and Nutrition 3
FNDH 701 Sensory Analysis 3
FNDH 720 Administration of Health Care Organizations 3
FNDH 820 Functional Foods for Chronic Disease Prevention 3
STAT 701 Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics 3
FNDH 731 Advanced Diabetes Management 3
FNDH 844 Nutritional Epidemiology 3
FNDH 880 Professional Communication in FNDH 1
FNDH 897 Applications in FNDH 3
Total 31


M.S. in NDSS: Report option + NDT (non-degree program to complete DPD coursework)

Course Course Name Credit Hours
FNDH 600 Public Health Nutrition* 3
FNDH 620 Nutrient Metabolism* 3
FNDH 631 Clinical Nutrition I* 3
FNDH 632 Clinical Nutrition II* 3
FNDH 820 Functional Foods for Chronic Disease Prevention 3
FNDH 782 Topics in FNDH (independent study course) 3
STAT 701 Fundamental Methods of Biostatistics 3
FNDH 700 Global Health and Nutrition 3
FNDH 720 Administration of Healthcare Organizations 3
FNDH 880 Professional Communication in FNDH 1
FNDH 898 Master’s Report 2
Total 30

*Required DPD course taken for graduate credit


M.S. in NDSS: Thesis option

Course Course Name Credit Hours
FNDH 701 Sensory Analysis 3
FNDH 841 Consumer Research - Fundamentals 1
FNDH 846 Consumer Research – International and Special Populations 1
FNDH 847 Consumer Research – Attitudinal 1
FNDH 851 Sensory Analysis Applications of Statistics 2
FNDH 852 Practicum in Sensory Analysis 3
FNDH 880 Professional Communication in FNDH 1
STAT 703 Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Sciences 3
STAT 705 Regression and Analysis of Variance 3
ENGL 758 Scientific Writing 3
FDSCI 725 Food Analysis 3
FNDH 899 Master's Thesis 6
Total 30