This 30-credit online Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition (non-thesis) emphasis in Nutrition & Wellness provides knowledge and skills in the area of clinical nutrition in addition to PLUS courses to enhance professional skills. Please visit our website at https://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/professional-science-masters-psm#health
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 non-residents. Do not use the 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:
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. A minor in Nutritional Sciences is offered to PhD students.
The Nutritional Sciences Department also offers online graduate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition designed to be completed in only 8 months, an Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness emphasis professional science master (non thesis) designed to be completed in 18 months as well as an ACEND accredited Future Education Model - Graduate program, Applied Nutrition - Dietetics emphasis professional science master program.
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Arizona Online - Online
Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition program applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
This program does qualify for financial aid (required to take at least 5 units a semester). Please refer to this website for more information regarding financial aid: http://financialaid.arizona.edu/graduate-students
There MAY be an opportunity semester to semester for TA funding or paid grader positions, depending on department needs and available funding. If you are interested in this opportunity, please let Kayle know and she will keep you informed if opportunities arise.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Students accepted into the Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness emphais must complete the following courses to earn the degree:
All courses will be fully distributed through online course tool platforms and technology. Capstone coursework does require work in the field of nutrition/health/wellness in the community setting.
Minimal GPA in the program: 3.0
The PSM in Applied Nutrition requires 9 units of PLUS/elective coursework, based on the student's career and knowledge goals. Students are able to choose coursework of their choice, choose 9 units from:
Substitutions are permitted, please speak with your program coordinator.
Capstone coursework (NSC 698A and NSC 698B) requires completion of 270 hours of work with the capstone site on the project(s).
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.