Accelerated BS in Dietetics to MFN-Master's of Food and Nutrition Program Policy

Please see the Graduate College’s Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program webpage and official Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Policy for information pertaining to all Accelerated Programs.

Admissions Requirements

Students interested in pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Dietetics to Master of Food and Nutrition (MFN) program plan must complete the following application requirements:  

1.      By the start of the student’s Accelerated status, they must have either:

- 75 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.2[1], or

- 90 credit hours earned and an overall BGSU GPA of at least 3.0;

2.      A completed Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Program Application;

3.      Official transcripts from all universities attended;

4.      One letter of recommendation from a full-time BGSU faculty member, preferably from graduate faculty within the student’s major or targeted graduate program;

5.      Personal statement describing how the MFN degree will help the student reach his/her career goals.

Accelerated B.S. in Dietetics to MFN Program Plan  

Students enrolled in the Accelerated B.S. in Dietetics to MFN should follow the following course schedule for planning out graduate work that begins while still enrolled as an undergraduate student, followed by the courses taken when fully enrolled as a graduate student in the MFN program. 

Undergraduate Accelerated Status (limited to 9 credits maximum)

Courses that may be taken while an undergraduate student with Undergraduate Accelerated Status that will overlap between the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees:

Undergraduate Accelerated students may take a maximum of three (3) courses selected from the following list:

FN 5310:  Experimental Foods (3)

FN 5340:  Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3)

FN 5350:  Life Cycle Nutrition:  Pregnancy to Adolescence (3)

FN 5360:  Life Cycle Nutrition:  Middle Age to Later Years (3)

FN 5380:  Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)

Graduate Accelerated Status

Courses to be taken once the bachelor’s degree has been completed and the student is fully enrolled as a graduate student in the Food and Nutrition master’s program:

            Any courses not taken in the list above while in Undergraduate Accelerated Status

            15 credit hours of graduate FN Courses

                 Such as:     FN 6070, Family and Community Nutrition (3)

                                    FN 6090, Micronutrients (3)

                                    FN 6100, Macronutrients (3)

                                    FN 6110, Clinical Nutrition (3)

                                    Other graduate FN course (3)  [One of the courses taken as an accelerated undergraduate student may count here.]

            Cognate:  9 graduate credit hours of concentrated study, selected by advisement [Two of the courses taken as an accelerated undergraduate student may count here.]

            Research Methods—FN 6260 or other selection (3)

            Statistics—EDFI 6410 or other selection (3)

            Seminar—FN 6800 or other selection (3)

Capstone Experience:

            Choose ONE:

Plan I: 

     Thesis

Plan II:

     Master’s Project

     Comprehensive Examination

[1] For the purposes of this policy, BGSU GPA is calculated based on BGSU credits only. However, credits transferred into BGSU may be counted as part of credit hours earned (not GPA).