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Manhattan, KS 66506-0100

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST


Students may select to complete a thesis under the direction of their major professor and committee OR they may take 6 additional credit hours from program electives and complete a comprehensive paper followed by an oral examination with their committee. Students electing to complete the thesis option will present a formal seminar of their research findings followed by an oral examination with their committee.

Required core courses for all students (9 credit hours) include:

  • FNDH 775 – Research in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • FNDH 891 – Environmental Scanning and Analysis of Current Issues in Dietetics (3 credits)
  • STAT 703 – Introduction to Statistical Methods for the Sciences (3 credits)

Thesis option courses (27 credit hours) include:

  • Thesis Research (6 credits)
  • Elective Courses (21 credits)

The non‐thesis option includes 27 credit hours of course work.

For both the thesis and non-thesis options, courses will cover a variety of topics to meet the needs of the diverse dietetics profession including clinically-oriented nutrition courses, community or nutrition and health courses, health care administration, management-oriented courses, food science and food service management. 

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Degree: Master of Science
College: Health and Human Sciences
Credits: 36
Course delivery: Online

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