Total of 30 credits:
- Thesis (6 credits),
- NFS 511: Seminar in Nutrition and Food Science I (two semesters, 1 credit each)
- a minimum of three credits in 400- or 500-level science courses;
- NFS 505, 553, and 554;
- three credits in a 400-or 500-level statistics course.
All resident students are required to be continuously registered in NFS 511 or 512, but no more than two credits of NFS 511 or NFS 512 can be used for program credit.
Applicants without undergraduate training in nutrition may be required to make up background courses without graduate credit.