A standard academic cycle for a full-time student in our MS in Human Nutrition program runs from the fall of one year to the fall of the following year. Students begin with mandatory Orientation the last week of August, complete a fall and a spring term filled with coursework, and work full-time on their thesis during the summer (while being enrolled in their summer thesis research course). MS degrees are conferred the October following the summer thesis component.
Some students complete their thesis research requirement early (mid-July to mid-August) to accommodate an upcoming academic program start date. Students who leave early still register for their summer thesis research course and work carefully with their thesis mentor and our MS Directors to plan their early completion date.