Masters of

Food and Nutrition Online

The Masters of Food and Nutrition degree program at Bowling Green State University is for students who have a baccalaureate degree in a food, nutrition, or a related field  and have previous coursework in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition. Students will have an interest in the advanced study of food and nutrition.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment rates for dietitians and nutritionists are expected to increase by 16% during the decade spanning 2014 and 2024.

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Masters of Food and Nutrition Online  

Advance Your Career

Enhance your credentials
Advance your professional knowledge
Strengthen your management and leadership skills
Sharpen your critical thinking and communication skills

Program Benefits

Multiple start dates throughout the year
Eight-week courses
100% online

Courses/Cost/Time

12 online courses
39-40 credit hours
Tuition estimate-$18-$20K
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Program Requirements

To apply for admission, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and coursework in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition. Students are selected based on academic performance, relevant work experience, letters of recommendation, and civic and/or college activities.

The Master’s of Food and Nutrition degree program requires the completion of 39-40 total graduate credit hours.  This includes:

  • 15 credit hours of Food and Nutrition core graduate courses (e.g. micronutrients, macronutrients, clinical nutrition, community nutrition, weight management, and/or phytochemicals)
  • 9 credit hours of cognate (minor) tailored to the student’s professional goals (e.g. graduate courses in public health, microbiology, psychology, exercise physiology, education, scientific writing)
  • 9 credit hours of research methods, statistics, and seminar
  • 6 credit hours of thesis or Master’s project or comprehensive exam

Most distance students choose the comprehensive exam option, in which all of the degree requirements can be completed online.  If the thesis or Master’s project is chosen, the student is required to give an on-campus presentation upon completion of the thesis or Master’s project.  Except for this 1-day visit to the BGSU campus if the thesis or Master’s project is chosen, all coursework towards the distance Master’s degree is completed on-line.  Only on-campus MFN applicants may be considered for a graduate assistantship.

The MFN degree can be completed in two years; however, students may complete the degree part-time.  The MFN degree must be completed in six years.

To apply for admission, the applicant must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and coursework in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, and nutrition.  Students are selected based on academic performance, relevant work experience, letters of recommendation, and civic and/or college activities.

Course Requirements

FOOD AND NUTRITION CORE (15 HOURS)

FN 6070 – Family and Community Nutrition
FN 6090 – Micronutrients Through the Life Span
FN 6100 – Macronutrients for Human Nutrition
FN 6110 – Advanced Clinical Nutrition

Plus an additional 3 hours from another FN graduate course

SYNTHESIS (12-13 HOURS)

FN 6260 – Research Methods in Food and Nutrition

EDFI 6410 – Statistics in Education

CHOOSE ONE

FN 6910 – Master’s Project
FN 6980—Readings for Comprehensive Exam
FN 6990 – Thesis Research in Food and Nutrition

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (12 HOURS)

FN 6800—Seminar in Food and Nutrition
Cognate - 3 courses of concentration study by advisement

Application Requirements

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Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. There is a non-refundable application fee.

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You will be able asked for the following during the online application process:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A resume and personal statement describing your background and professional goals

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Submit Transcripts and Standarized Test Scores

  • Submission of scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.  (minimum 3.0 GPA)
  • Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT or 7.0 IELTS score.
  • GRE Score - (desirable applicants have GRE scores: Verbal—150, Quantitative—147, writing 3.5 and GPA 3.53) May be waived. See note below.

Official transcripts and test scores are to be sent to:

Graduate College
120 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

NOTE: GRE requirement may be waived if applicants meet any of the following criteria:

  • Already have earned a masters or doctoral degree
  • Successful completion of the Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) exam
  • Successful completion of the Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) exam
  • Successful completion of the Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) exam

 

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Application Deadlines and Internship Information

All application materials for distance students to the MFN degree program must be submitted by:

  •  July 15th - Fall admission deadline
  • December 1st - Spring admission deadline
  •  April 15th - Summer admission deadline

Master’s degree students may wish to combine their graduate studies with a dietetic internship.  BGSU’s dietetic internship program is currently granted initial accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Education of Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).  In addition to completing the Master’s degree admission requirements, applicants must participate through the D&D dietetic internship-matching program.  For more information about the dietetics internships at BGSU, see www.bgsu.edu/college-of-health-and-human-services/programs/department-of-public-and-allied-health/ma-food-and-nutrition.html

If you wish to pursue becoming a Registered Dietitian but do not have a F&N/dietetic undergraduate degree, please contact Carrie Hamady, Undergraduate Dietetics Director at carrieh@bgsu.edu.  She will review your transcripts and help you plan your course of study to meet the didactic requirements of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  This may require one or more years of undergraduate coursework.

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate degree from the College of Health and Human Services