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Applied Nutrition (PSM) 
Program Description

This 30-credit online Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition (non thesis) provides knowledge and skills in the area of clinical nutrition in addition to PLUS courses to enhance professional skills. Please visit our website at

Created to provide students with training in advanced nutritional sciences as well as professional skill development through the completion of PLUS courses, the Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition will prepare graduates to successfully compete for jobs in the nutrition workforce.  The Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition program is responsive to the challenges faced by today's nutrition professionals, and provides a path to advancement outside of the traditional, research-intensive M.S. degree. 

Tuition for those accepted into the program is $650 per unit for both residents and nonresidents. Do not use Bursars Tuition Table.

The Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at The University of Arizona is designed to provide new insight and skill-building activities in areas to promote positive clinical outcomes in today's health care environment, including:

  • Statistical methods
  • Metabolism as it applies to various clinical conditions
  • Research methods in nutritional sciences
  • Advanced medical nutrition therapy (MNT)
  • Nutrition assessment & support
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Body composition
  • PLUS courses - to help build professional skills to assist preparation for the workforce
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Nutritional Sciences -

Thank you for considering the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona for your graduate studies!

The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona offers traditional graduate research programs leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Sciences under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The Nutritional Sciences Department also offers online graduate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition designed to be completed in only 8 months and a Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition (non thesis) designed to be completed in 18 months.

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences  
Campus where offered
UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Kayle Jeanne Skorupski
Graduate Program Coordinator
Kayle Jeanne Skorupski
Director of Graduate Studies
Richard Simpson
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition program applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • BS or BA in Nutrition from an accredited institution. 
  • If undergraduate degree is in a field other than nutrition, coursework in physiology, biochemistry, and a 400 (senior) level course in nutrition and disease is required.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA overall in undergraduate degree
  • International students must submit a Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based) Score of 79 or (Paper-based) Score of 550.  The minimum IELTS (overall band score) is 7.
  • Additionally, because the program is delivered exclusively online, the following student characteristics are essential to successfully completing the program:
    • Self-directed, independent learner
    • Able to manage time effectively
    • Effective written and verbal communication
    • Able to utilize a wide range of resources effectively
Standardized Tests

Required test(s): No GRE required

Financial Aid

This program does quality for financial aid (required to take at least 6 units a semester). Please refer to this website for more information regarding financial aid:

Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: June 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Presession - Summer: March 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1
  • Spring: August 1
  • Presession: February 1
International Conditional Admission
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Students accepted into the Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition must complete the following courses to earn the degree:

  • NSC 501 (1 unit)
  • NSC 509 (3 units)
  • NSC 519 (3 units)
  • NSC 542 (3 units)
  • NSC 575 (3 units)
  • NSC 545 (3 units)
  • NSC 502 (1 unit)
  • 2 PLUS courses (6 units)
  • Practicum Prep (1 unit)
  • Practicum (6 units)

All courses will be fully distributed through online course tool platforms and technology. Practicum coursework does require work in the field of nutrition/health/wellness in the community setting.

Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
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Last revised 15 May 2017