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Master of Science Degree in Nutritional Sciences


General Admission Requirements

Admission to the TTU Graduate Nutritional Sciences Program is a 2 step process. Some information must be submitted to the TTU Graduate School, and other information is submitted to the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor as detailed below. If you have questions, please contact the Graduate Advisor for Nutritional Sciences (Dr. Debra Reed; debra.reed@ttu.edu; phone 806-742-3068, extension 251):

  1. Apply to Texas Tech University's Graduate School
    In general this includes submission of the following:
    • Online application
    • Official transcript(s) of all previous college studies
    • Scores of Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • English Language Proficiency Tests (international students only)
    • Application fee
    For more details on the above, go to: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/how.php.
  2. The applicant should send directly to the Graduate Advisor for Nutritional Sciences (Dr. Debra Reed):
    1. A letter of application detailing the student's rationale for pursuing a Master's in Nutritional Sciences (including previous academic, employment, volunteer, and research experiences; goals; and interests, especially as they relate to current TTU faculty interests).
    2. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are able to address the student's suitability for pursuing a Master's Degree in Nutritional Sciences, including at least 2 references from previous professors.
    3. Professional Resume
    (1), (2), and (3) above should be sent to Dr. Reed at the address below for regular postal delivery:

    Dr. Debra B. Reed
    Dept. of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing
    College of Human Sciences
    Texas Tech University
    Box 41240
    Lubbock , TX 79409-1240

    Or use this Street Address for courier/overnight delivery:

    Dr. Debra B. Reed
    Dept. of Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing
    College of Human Sciences
    Texas Tech University
    1301 Akron Avenue
    Lubbock , TX 79409-1240
    Phone 806-742-3068, extension 251

Application Deadlines:

Nutritional Sciences Deadlines for students who are U.S./permanent Residents:
January 1st for fall admission and to be eligible for scholarships and assistantships
September 15th for spring admission
If you are not able to meet the above deadlines, please contact Dr. Reed to inquire if later admission deadlines are available.

Graduate School and Nutritional Sciences Deadlines for students who are international: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/admissions/appProc_Internat.php

Minimal Nutritional Sciences entrance requirements for M.S. applicants at Texas Tech University:

Applications for admission to the Nutritional Sciences Master of Science degree program which have been forwarded from the Graduate School to the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor will be reviewed by a majority of the Nutritional Sciences graduate faculty. The final admission decision will be made by the Graduate Advisor based upon the Nutritional Sciences graduate faculty recommendations.

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General Aspects of Graduate Study

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Major in Nutritional Sciences

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Responsibilities in the Master's Program

Master's Degree Student's Responsibilities (Thesis and Non-Thesis options)

For Required Steps in the Master's Program and deadlines, go to this TTU Graduate School website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/current/MastersHowTo.php

For Required Forms in the Master's Program, go to this TTU Graduate School website http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/current/MastersForms.php. The student shall obtain the signature of the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor for approval of their academic plan/course of study. The form for submitting your academic plan to the Graduate School is "Program for the Master's Degree and Admission to Candidacy."

Read the Graduate Catalog concerning all aspects of graduate study: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/officialpublications/catalog/_viewcat.php.

Additional Master's Degree Student's Responsibilities (Non-thesis option)

Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor's Responsibilities (Non-thesis option)

Additional Master's Degree Student's Responsibilities (Thesis option)

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Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor's Responsibilities (Thesis option)

Graduate Advisory Committee Chairperson's Responsibilities (Thesis option)

By the end of the first semester of graduate study, the student, in conference with the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor, should select from the Nutritional Sciences graduate faculty a professor under whose supervision he/she wishes to study. This professor will serve as the Chairperson of the Graduate Advisory Committee for the student. The chairperson/committee-student relationship should be mutually acceptable.

Until a student selects a Graduate Advisory Committee Chairperson, the student will be advised by the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor. Dietetic interns are advised by the Internship Director during their internship year.

The Graduate Advisory Committee Chairperson will do the following:

Graduate Advisory Committee's Responsibilities (Thesis option)

The Graduate Advisory Committee shall consist of at least 3 graduate faculty members (including the Chairperson). Two of the committee members must be Nutritional Sciences graduate faculty.

The Graduate Advisory Committee will:

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