Graduates of Master of Science in Dietetics program will demonstrate the following:
* application of cutting-edge information in food, nutrition, food service management, and wellness to enhance dietetics practice
* independent and critical thinking to evaluate and apply new research concepts and theories to advance the profession of dietetics
* understanding of public policy and current systems of health care delivery with particular reference to the role of the dietitian
* ability to advance the profession of dietetics by contributing to evidence-based practice
Master's Program Requirements
During your degree program, you will take courses from a variety of the participating universities. You will enroll for all courses through your home institution, but the actual courses will be taught online from any of the participating universities and their faculty members. You do not need to travel to Kansas State University to complete your degree. However, we would be delighted to have you come to campus at any time and meet our faculty and resident graduate students. And we would love to have you come to campus and participate in commencement exercises when you complete your master's degree!
The speed of program completion will depend on how much time you can devote to taking classes. Many students in this program may be working professionals with job and family responsibilities which may limit the number of courses they can take each semester. The number of courses available each semester will grow as the program matures and more students enter the program. Taking two courses a semester (including summers) should allow you to complete the program in approximately three years. The more courses you take each semester, the faster you will finish.
The Master of Science in Dietetics is a 36-credit hour program. Students may elect to do the thesis option, which involves working with their major professor on a research project, writing a formal thesis, and finally defending that research before their supervisory committee. This program is 9 hours of core courses, 21 hours of electives and 6 credit hours of thesis research. Alternately, a student may choose the non-thesis option which entails taking an additional 6 hours of elective courses in lieu of the thesis research, followed by a comprehensive written and oral examination with their supervisory committee.
Core Courses Required by All Students: * Current issues in dietetics course
* Basic research methods course
* Basic statistics course
Thesis OptionNon-thesis Option
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:
* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.
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