ONLINE MA IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES

As chronic illnesses related to our diet rise, nutrition professionals are needed to help shape the way society views nutrition—the online Master of Arts in Nutritional Sciences* from the O.U. College of Allied Health will deepen students' nutritional knowledge with advanced education, training, and research. The program allows registered dietitians to remain competitive, as the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require master's degrees for all new Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) in 2024.  The online M.A. program is not a pathway to becoming a RDN. 

Program Benefits

  • Career Advancement Opportunities– The job market for dietitians and nutritionists is expected to expand by 15 percent by 2026, creating nearly 10,000 new positions. This program will help students advance into leadership roles beyond the hospital environment to schools, health departments, food companies, research labs, pharmaceutical companies, and more.
  • Specialized Nutritional Expertise – The Program curriculum has built-in coursework that will prepare students for the CDR certification exams. Some certification possibilities include the Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician, Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, Gerontological Nutrition, Pediatric Nutrition, Oncology Nutrition, and the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management. 
  • Accelerated, Fully Online Program – The program is a 34-credit-hour graduate degree and can be completed in as little as 16 months while students maintain full-time employment. The flexible online courses allow students to complete assignments at their convenience. 
  • Incredible Student Experience – As students progress through the M.A. in Nutritional Sciences program with the same cohort, enabling students to collaborate and form connections with their classmates. OUHSC’s renowned faculty guides students through the program master’s with an emphasis on cutting-edge research findings, clinical services, and community engagement. 
  • Access to the Global Sooner Network – The College of Allied Health has educated thousands of clinicians, educators, research scientists, and administrators in the nation’s health care delivery and educational systems. Becoming a Sooner means students can connect with some of the most sought-after graduates in the health community.

 

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The online M.A. program is not a pathway to becoming a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) but will deepen students' knowledge in nutrition with advanced education, training, and research. The program allows registered dietitians to remain competitive in the workforce, as the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) will require master's degrees for all new RDNs in 2024.

Students interested in the online M.A. in Nutritional Sciences* program are required to have:

  • Completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Successfully completed the following courses or equivalent: Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Human Physiology, and Introduction to Nutrition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.
  • All international transcripts/mark sheets from foreign institutions must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
  • Valid TOEFL exam score report (international students)

The GRE is neither required nor preferred for application.

The admissions committee may also take into consideration additional factors such as students’ work or service experience, leadership potential, exceptional talents or skills, trends, or improvement in academic performance and undergraduate school performance.

 

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The online M.A. in Nutritional Sciences* program is 34 credits and can be completed in as little as 16 months with two starts per year in Fall and Spring. The program is a lock-step curriculum with 8-week or 16-week-long courses . Students will take no more than two courses at a time. 

A sample course sequence is listed below:

Semester 1 Credits
Energy Nutrients (16 Weeks) 3
Research Methods (8 Weeks) 3
Adult Weight Management (8 Weeks) 2
Semester 2  
Nonenergy Nutrients (16 Weeks) 3
Nutrition and Cancer (8 Weeks) 3
Nutrition and Diabetes (8 Weeks) 3
Semester 3  
Nutritional Epidemiology (16 Weeks) 3
Pediatric Nutrition (8 Weeks) 3
Geriatric Nutrition (8 Weeks) 2
Semester 4  
Nutrition Support (8 Weeks) 3
Sports Nutrition (8 Weeks) 3
Capstone Seminar (16 Weeks) 3

 

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Course numbers are those of the University of Oklahoma. Approved prerequisite courses are offered at many institutions. Check the Transfer Equivalencies Database regarding equivalent courses. There are instructions on that page on how to request a transcript evaluation for particular courses if your courses are not listed in the database. 

Click on the following link to use the prerequisite worksheet to keep track of your prerequisite classes.

The online M.A. in Nutritional Sciences* program requires the successful completion of the following courses (or equivalent):

OU Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Footnote
CHEM 1315                                 Chemistry I 4-5  
CHEM 1415                                                 Chemistry II 4-5  
BIOL 2124 Human Physiology 4-5  
HES 2823 Introduction to Nutrition                                               3  

 


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Admissions Timeline
The M.A. in Nutritional Sciences Admissions Committee respects the investment students make in applying to the program. Applications are evaluated on a rolling admissions basis, ensuring that each candidate receives a prompt response to their application. The committee strives to respond within two weeks from the time a completed application and all official transcripts are submitted.  

 

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Tuition
Tuition for the online M.A. in Nutritional Sciences* is $22,484.88* (34 credit hours at $661.25 per credit hour) for the program. Books and materials are additional. Once accepted, students must submit a $350 non-refundable deposit. The deposit will be applied to the student's first semester’s tuition, providing they enroll in the program and start with their designated cohort class. 

*Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Financial Aid
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Financial Aid Office can assist students by providing information about scholarship and financial aid opportunities available. Please visit: https://financialservices.ouhsc.edu/Departments/Student-Financial-Aid or call (405) 271-2118 to learn more.

 

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Nutritional Sciences Faculty

 

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Department of Nutritional Sciences
College of Allied Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall Avenue, Room 3057
Oklahoma City, OK  73117-1215

Dawn Horton
Student Program Coordinator III
Phone:  (405) 271-2113
Fax:  (405) 271-1560
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