Master of Science Degree

Graduate Programs Tuition & Fees

Degree Description

The Master of Science in Nutrition is an online, 38 credit hour program with two concentrations:  Dietetic Internship Concentration and Non-Internship Concentration.  Both concentrations are designed to meet societal need for highly trained nutrition professionals. Aging demographics, obesity, accelerated rates of nutrition-related diseases such as diabetes, and advances in nutrition and genetic research are fueling the demand for highly trained nutrition professionals. 

For more information related to the two concentrations, including their respective curriculums, please click on the appropriate link below:

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

For both concentrations, applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements for admission.  Please visit the following link for more information:  http:// Graduate/index.aspx

Additional requirement for admission to the Dietetic Internship Concentration is as follows:

*Students must be accepted to the MSU Dietetic Internship Program accredited with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

Director of the Graduate Program in Nutrition

Lauren Roberson, PhD, RD, LD
Department of Applied Health Sciences
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 809-3124

Director of the Dietetic Internship Program

Lori Crouch, MS, RD, LD
Clinical Instructor
Department of Applied Health Sciences
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 809-3964

For a personalized curriculum toward completion of the M.S. in Nutrition, please contact Dr. Lauren Roberson at or (270) 809-3124.