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Human Nutrition

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


Dr. Lesli Biediger-Friedman
lb47@txstate.edu
512.245.7059
FCS Building, 287G

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 Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S. 39 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S. 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 certain types of funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

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Application Fee

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

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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: 
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Biochemistry
    • Introductory Biology
    • Introductory Chemistry (at least two semesters)
    • Introductory Nutrition 
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition in the Lifespan
    • Organic Chemistry (at least one course)

  Review important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE not required

Documents

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

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


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • 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.

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