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Master’s Degree in Nutritional Sciences

from The University of Texas at Austin
  • $25,300
  • 10 courses
  • 1-2 years
  • Fully online

Master's Overview

*GRE scores are not required to apply at this time.

If you are looking for an online master’s degree in nutrition that is science-based and human-focused and addresses the cutting edge nutrition issues of today, you should consider the Master’s in Nutritional Sciences from UT Austin. Nutrition science is a critical area of expertise needed for anyone working in health- or wellness-related fields. The University of Texas at Austin offers an innovative and rigorous online master of science in nutrition, which brings the on-campus degree to learners worldwide. The field of nutrition continues to evolve and the knowledge gained through this program of study can be applied to community and nutrition education programs, to corporate health and wellness settings, current health professional practice and other healthcare related roles. This fully online and accredited graduate nutrition program provides core knowledge of advanced nutrition, combined with specialized knowledge from one of two concentration areas:

  • Biochemical & Functional Nutrition:
    • Nutrition Immunology, Nutrition as Medicine, Nutrition and Cancer, and Nutritigenomics.

  • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention:
    • Theory of Nutrition Behavior, Obesity and Energy Balance, Life Cycle Nutrition, and Chronic Disease Prevention.

A Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin allows you to meet your career goals through a flexible degree plan that results in a credential that signifies integrated knowledge across the broad spectrum of nutrition research and practice.

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  • 1-year track tuition & fees:
  • 2-year track tuition & fees:
*Federal financial aid is available to students through the Free Application for Student Financial Aid ( application process.

Important dates & deadlines

Fall 2023

  • Application Deadline
    June 2023
  • Program Start Date
    August 2023
*Please note, the program orientation will begin on August 1, 2022.

Prerequisite coursework

Prerequisites for Admission Consideration:

  1. Completed Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution
  2. Completion Specific Coursework (or equivalent) including:
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Human Physiology
    • Introductory Nutrition

Application requirements

Applicants to the MSNS degree program must meet the minimum requirements for graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin. Admission requirements to the Graduate School and the graduate program in Nutritional Sciences are as follows:

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited United States institution OR proof of equivalent training at an institute outside the United States. The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) will determine eligibility for admission in consultation with prospective graduate programs.
  2. A grade point average of at least 3.00 in upper-division course work (junior- and senior-level courses) and in any graduate work already completed.
  3. Completion of the GRE or MCAT/PCAT/OAT/DAT test is required for admission(GRE waived for Fall 2021).
  4. A satisfactory score (minimum score of 83 required) on the TOEFL exam (international applicants only). For more information, please see: Graduate School Admissions for International Students.
  5. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic and professional potential.
  6. Personal statement regarding research and professional experience, goals, and how completion of the program will further those goals.
  7. Personal resume including relevant work and experience.
  8. Applicants should have a background in nutrition or related science and/or meet the pre-requisite coursework for admissions (described below).


The Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences degree requires 30 credit hours of core and concentration courses. All courses are 3 credit hour courses.

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