In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees, the student must complete a graduate program of at least 30 units including at least 21 units from courses listed as acceptable to the master’s degree program in nutritional sciences. At least 18 units must be in 600- and 700-numbered courses. Also, students complete their degree by choosing either Plan A or Plan B. In Plan A, students will include NUTR 799A (thesis) for completion of their degree, accompanied by final oral examination on the field of the thesis and on the implications of the thesis research for the broader field of nutritional sciences. If students select Plan B, ENS 790 (Directed Readings) is required for completion of the degree.
Electives: Nine units to be selected with approval of graduate adviser.
If a student, after entering the concurrent graduate program leading to a Master of Science degree in nutritional science and a Master of Science degree in exercise physiology returns to a single degree program, all the requirements for the single degree program must then be met.
The school expects a student to complete the degree within seven years. Failure to complete the degree requirements within seven years will result in dismissal from the program.