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Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems, M.S.

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This graduate program is administered by the School of Health Promotion and Human Development - Graduate Programs .


The MS degree in Nutritional Sciences is designed to broaden leadership and critical thinking abilities in community nutrition and sustainability. It addresses the needs of students and professionals who wish to or currently work in public health, community development and food systems. Elective courses enable you to tailor you studies according to individual needs and career goals.

Required foundation knowledge

If you enter the program with deficits in fundamental nutrition knowledge you will be required to fulfill the following coursework (at UW-Stevens Point or equivalent courses elsewhere) IN ADDITION to the 30 credits of graduate coursework:

Electives, 9 credits

Choose electives to meet your specific needs and goals: 9 credits.

Choose one option

Culminating exam option

Requires 30 graduate credits, including 15 credits of elective courses and an examination as the culminating experience. The four-hour exam consists of three essay questions from courses in your program of study. Requires passing score on each exam question.

Thesis option

For those interested in developing hypothesis testing, data collection, analysis, and interpretation skills while engaging in nutrition-related research. Choose a topic in an area similar to the interests of one of the faculty, or in an area of personal interest. Requires 30 graduate credits, including 6 thesis credits. Requires research proposal presentation, written thesis, and oral comprehensive exam including defense of thesis.

Project option

For those employed in a nutrition-related field to develop and implement a program in their current target population. Requires 30 graduate credits including three project-related credits. Requires project proposal presentation, written project report, and oral comprehensive exam.

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