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What will I learn?

The Master of Science degree in Nutrition emphasizes a strong nutritional sciences foundation through coursework and opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research in community settings. Graduates obtain positions as nutrition-exercise specialists; cooperative extension nutrition specialists; higher education instructors; research associates; and as nutritionists in health care and community agencies such as Head Start and Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

The Nutrition major includes the following optional concentration:

The Dietetic Internship concentration provide students with the resources and experiences needed to develop the skills necessary to become competent Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN). Emphasis is placed on intellectual, technological, and professional development while fostering ethical and humanitarian values.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Describe the physiological functions, metabolism, dietary requirements, deficiency symptoms, food sources and the metabolic utilization of macronutrients and micronutrients for physiological processes; and how they relate to nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention/treatment.
  • Contribute to the quality of life, well-being and wellness of individuals and families by utilizing their nutrition knowledge and participating in activities that promote nutritional well-being.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research methods and apply knowledge gained by participation in research and/or outreach.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (32 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,952.00 per year
Start date

17 January 2023


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 graduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.250 graduate GPA is recommended).

For international students

Student must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale. Applicants must obtain a minimum score of TOEFL Paper Based Test is 550 (79 on the Internet based version), the minimum score of MELAB is 77 or IELTS minimum score of 6.5 and the minimum score of PTE academic is 58.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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