To view credit requirements for each program, please click here


Research Project
Students will complete a research project. This project is an opportunity for students to engage in independent scholarly work in a defined area of significance to the nutrition/dietetics field. Students will work with faculty advisors for assistance, critique, and expertise. The student will receive a grade at the end of the semester of the research project registration with a B or better indicating satisfactory progress. Students are required to disseminate their work via such venues as publications and presentations at regional or national conferences. They will use a research model that includes quantitative and qualitative methodologies consistent with master’s level inquiry, using outcomes-driven decision-making processes related to best practices.


Learning Outcomes Overview

Program–level learning outcomes and objectives:

The M.S. in Community Medical Dietetics is designed to prepare the registered dietitian nutritionist or health science professional for advanced competency. Graduates of the Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences program will be able to:

  • facilitate inter- and intra-professional teamwork and collaboration.
  • design, conduct, analyze, and defend research applicable to practice setting.
  • apply leadership principles to practice positions in nutrition and dietetics.
  • demonstrate competence in the interpretation and critique of scientific healthcare literature using an evidence analysis approach; apply and integrate findings into practice settings.
  • interpret results of a comprehensive nutrition-focused physical assessment relative to nutritional well-being using nutritional diagnostic reasoning and standardized language.