Master of Science Degree

Proposed 2018-19 Graduate Programs Cost of Attendance

Degree Description

The Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Management program at Murray State University offers a Master of Science in Nutrition for students who have successfully completed the Murray State Dietetic Internship Program. Master’s study offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge in both clinical nutrition and nutrition research through a plan of study designed for each student.

Transfer Credit and GPA

A total of 12 graduate hours may be transferred from a regionally accredited graduate school. All transfer credit must be approved by the student’s advisor and collegiate graduate coordinator. All transfer credit must have been earned within the eight-year period allowed for the degree. The student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 on graduate-level work at Murray State University and a grade of B or better in any course that the student wishes to transfer to Murray State University. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate a request for transfer of credit. Graduate transfer credit will not be posted to the student’s transcript or included in the calculation of the student’s GPA until the graduation transcription is prepared.

Admission Requirements

Requirement #1 – Successful completion of the Murray State Dietetic Internship Program, with a grade of B or better in all courses included in the internship program. For more information on the Murray State Dietetic Internship Program and how to apply, please visit https://www.murraystate.edu/academics/CollegesDepartments/nursing-and- health-professions/AHS/NutritionDieteticsandFoodManagement/DieteticInternshipProgram/index.aspx

Requirement #2 – Pass the national certification examination to earn the Registered Dietitian (RD) credential. After successful completion of the Murray State Dietetic Internship Program, students must pass the certification examination and be credentialed as a RD before continuing in the degree program.

Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition

Kathy Stanczyk, PhD, RD, LD
Department of Applied Health Sciences
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
kstanczyk@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-3388

Director of the Dietetic Internship Program

Karen Byrd, PhD, RD, LD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
kbyrd2@murraystate.edu
(270) 809-3124

For a personalized curriculum toward completion of the M.S. in Nutrition, please contact Dr. Kathy Stanczyk at kstanczyk@murraystate.edu or (270) 809-3388.