M.S. in Nutrition

In TWU’s M.S. in Nutrition program, you will study food in its entirety, including the individual food components and how they impact the human body. Offered electives merge the science of nutrition with a broader view of wellness, community and the environment.

Our program is offered both 100 percent online or through a combination of online and classroom courses on our campuses in Denton and Houston.

Careers & Salaries

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Research and development in the food industry
  • Academia
  • Writing and publishing
  • Nutrition consultancy
  • Marketing for nutrition companies

Salaries in these professions vary widely. Payscale.com currently lists a median annual income of $61,000 for clinical nutrition managers and $68,000 for pharmaceutical sales representatives.

Why Nutrition at TWU?

You can tailor our master’s in Nutrition to meet your professional needs.

If you are working full-time, want to advance your career and complete your degree at your own pace, choose our online master’s option, which is ranked No. 12 in the nation. The 36 credit hours of coursework for this degree mirrors that offered in the classroom. No thesis is required.

If you have a nutrition-related bachelor’s degree and want to become a RDN, select the dietetic internship/master's program. Or, if you are an RDN looking for an advanced degree that will better position you for academia or management, pick the master’s offered on our Denton and Houston campuses with either a coursework (36 credit hours) or thesis (30 credit hours) option.

Our program is cost-effective and gives students an opportunity to complete their entire degree in an online environment. It focuses on clinical nutrition and uses evidenced-based nutrition practice. Mindy Patterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition

Program requirements

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences requires undergraduate semester credit hours prerequisites for this degree program. See full program requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

This program is designed to be completed within two years, if you attend full-time. You must complete the master’s program within six years of starting.

Please note: If you are participating currently in an internship sponsored by a university other than TWU, those credits will not transfer to the TWU master’s program.

How To Apply

See the Admissions Office for TWU admission requirements. You need to apply and be accepted into the TWU Graduate School before acceptance into the Nutrition program. Also, internship applications are accepted separately from the master’s degree program.

For More Information

Online program (coursework only)
Monique LeMieux, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Mindy Patterson, Ph.D., RDN, LD
Assistant Professor

On campus program (thesis or coursework only options)
Monique LeMieux, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Karen Moreland, M.S., RDN, LD
Associate Clinical Professor