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Brigham Young University

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science

Provo, UT

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Overview

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science / Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science is located in Provo, UT, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Food science
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition Nutritional science
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition Dietetics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 14

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, LSAT
Thesis Required
MS/DI program requires a project and internship instead of a thesis

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

14
Applied
4
Accepted
4
Enrolled
29%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th No
Winter deadline June 30th June 30th No
Spring deadline January 15th January 15th No
Summer deadline January 15th January 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE, MCAT, DAT, GMAT, LSAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 580
TOEFL IBT score: 85
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

30
Total Graduate Students
10%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 90%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (20%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

17
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 2
Male (9)
Female (8)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Food toxicology, preservation, and storage; sensory analysis; food service management; nutritional assessment; nutritional effects on cancer, diabetes, and obesity
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
503,169

Location & Contact

Address S-221 ESC
Provo, UT  84602
United States
Contact Dr. Merrill J. Christensen
Chair
Email: merrill_christensen@byu.edu
Phone: 801-422-5255
Fax: 801-422-0258

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