College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Nutrition & Food Systems - Graduate

30

credit hours

thesis option master's

36

credit hours

non-thesis master's

16

faculty members

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Dr. Kelly Webber

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

203A Funkhouser Building

Program website

859-257-3800

The field of human nutrition and dietetics is growing and in need of the expertise of graduate level educated practitioners.  The MS in Nutrition and Food Systems program seeks to educate students using a multidisciplinary approach which emphasizes the impact of the food system and diet on human health.  Students will learn strategies to reduce the risk and impact of chronic disease using multi-level approaches from the individual to the policy level.

Master of Science

Graduate education leading to a MS in Nutrition and Food Systems and replacing the MS in Hospitality and Dietetics Administration. The 17 hour graduate-level core emphasizes contemporary nutrition topics, such as research methods and health behavior theories, community programming and intervention development, food systems, chronic disease diagnosis and process related to lifestyle behaviors, statistics, and a nutrition and food systems seminar. The Master of Science program prepares students for careers in community, education, government, industry, non-profit, health care or private practice settings. A student may choose the Plan A - Thesis or Plan B - Project.

Obtaining my MS degree from the University of Kentucky opened an endless amount of doors that set the path for my current and future career. It was during this time I was able to develop both academically and professionally to obtain a competitive advantage in the workforce.”

Jeannie Najor

MS, RD, LD

Application Requirements - MS

Fall application deadline - July 1
Spring application deadline - October 15

  • CV 
  • Personal Statement - This document should be one or two pages and can include your background, your preparation and your purpose for going to graduate school, your career goal and your research and teaching interests.
  • Writing Sample - This can be a paper you have written for a previous class or for publication.
  • GRE - Students pursuing a dual degree with the UK College of Law are also required to submit LSAT scores.
  • Three letters of recommendation

 


Admission Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building
859-257-4619
vivian.bowling@uky.edu


Contact

Dr. Kelly Webber

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition

203A Funkhouser Building

859-257-3800

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