Master's in Nutrition Approved
January 29, 2013 - A new master's degree in nutrition was recently approved by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia and is now accepting applications for the fall 2013 term. This new George Mason degree program emphasizes a skill-set tailored to expanding nutrition-related needs. Through course work, students learn to assess, evaluate, and intervene in the most current and relevant nutrition issues. The curriculum prepares graduates to work for agencies, businesses, and organizations that seek to improve nutrition at the local, national, and global level. This program also prepares students to engage in further study for research careers in nutrition.
These multifaceted issues require coursework in nutrition science, nutrition education, nutritional assessment, nutrition program development, and nutrition research methods. Students will have opportunities to learn about global nutrition, food safety and security, weight management, and the fundamentals of cooking. Graduates able to develop appropriate interventions tailored to individuals, communities, and different cultural, gender, and age groups are expected to be in high demand in this rapidly-growing field.
Since the first cohort of students will enter the program in August 2013, applications are now being accepted. The application deadline for fall 2013 is June 1, 2013.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to be considered. Admission to each program is competitive, and a variety of criteria are evaluated in the admissions process, including the strength of the undergraduate record and any post-baccalaureate coursework, the GRE/GMAT (if required), career goals, letters of recommendation, professional and/or volunteer experience, evidence of the ability to write and conduct research at the graduate level and any additional evidence of potential success in the program. Some background in statistics, biology, and the social sciences is preferred but not required. For application deadlines and detailed application requirements for both domestic and international applicants, please refer to the CHHS Graduate Admissions Website.
Meeting the minimum application criteria does not guarantee admission. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis. The application for graduate study is available at Mason's Graduate Admissions website.
Students interested in enrolling in graduate-level courses prior to applying to their program of interest may have the option to do so through non-degree study. Please note that non-degree enrollment requires a formal application to the university, and no more than nine credits of non-degree coursework may be applied to a degree. For more information, please visit the CHHS Non-Degree website at: http://chhs.gmu.edu/admissions/non-degree.cfm
Interested prospective students are invited to attend an information session hosted by program faculty to learn more about the program, the application process, prerequisites, and career opportunities for students graduating with an M.S. in Nutrition. Please RSVP online to attend an upcoming information session.
Check this website often since additional information will be added soon. For more information, contact Dr. Lisa Pawloski, Chair, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.