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Program Procedures

Once a student is admitted to the concurrent B.S./M.S. Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health degree program, the student should consult the graduate handbook for policies and procedures for M.S. degrees, which include: supervisory committee, final examination, thesis defense, etc. The student will work closely with his/her major professor to form a supervisory committee and file a program of study. The student's supervisory committee must approve the program of study, which is a statement of the student's graduation requirements. The undergraduate advisor will continue to advise the student in academic progress toward the B.S. degree, and the major professor will supervise the student's academic progress (including thesis, report or course-work only option) for the M.S. degree.

If the student is approved for admission by the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health Graduate Admissions Committee, admission will be provisional, pending the award of the B.S. degree. The student must complete all B.S. Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health undergraduate requirements with the exception that up to 9 credit hours taken for graduate credit can also count toward his/her undergraduate degree requirements.

A B.S. degree may be awarded at any time following the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements. Alternatively, the B.S. and M.S. degrees may be awarded concurrently.

In the event that a student begins this program, but does not wish to finish the M.S. Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health degree requirements, he/she must change the nine credit hours of his/her graduate classes to undergraduate credit and then he/she will receive a B.S. degree.

Any student who has already graduated with a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health from Kansas State University may not enroll in the concurrent B.S./M.S. program. The student must apply for this program and be accepted before receiving the B.S. degree.