Nutrition Research MS Program

Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

The Master of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (MS NEP) degree offers students of all undergraduate disciplines a pathway into nutrition and exercise physiology education and research. The program provides students with advanced preparation and training for doctoral studies in basic and applied sciences, professional degrees, and careers in the health care industry, public health agencies, non-profits, and academia. In this two-year program, students work closely with a faculty member as they conduct a research project and prepare a thesis on a research topic related to human nutrition and/or exercise physiology.

Now Accepting Applications

Application deadline: January 31

Learn from Experts

Learn and work alongside experts in their field who serve as your faculty mentors in the PhD program.

PhD NEP Faculty Advisors

Contact Program Director Dr. Pablo Monsivais with questions about the PhD NEP program and to discuss your research interests.

Degree Requirements

The MS NEP degree generally requires four semesters and potentially a few additional terms based on individual student research projects.

Upon enrollment, students select one of three program tracks: human nutrition, exercise physiology, or a combined track.

Students complete a minimum of 30 credits, including a two-semester graduate seminar series and a set of chosen electives.