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Human Nutrition

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Michelle Lane
ml48@txstate.edu
512.245.4654
FCS Building, Room 279

School of Family and Consumer Sciences
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The nutrition and foods program is housed in a new building and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including anthropometric instruments, phlebotomy facilities, a serum analyzer and a plethora of molecular biological apparati. Faculty are student-centered and engaged in cutting-edge research that they use to inform their teaching.

Degree Concentration Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S. Nutritional Science 39 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. Nutritional Science 33 Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority January 15 January 15
Fall - Standard March 1 March 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree (preferably in nutrition, food science or a related field) from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work in: 
    • Introductory Biology
    • Introductory Nutrition 
    • Microbiology
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Introductory Chemistry (at least two semesters)
    • Organic Chemistry (at least one course)
    • Biochemistry 

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose describing your professional aspirations and rationale for pursuing graduate study
  • three letters of recommendation

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.