Texas Tech University

Online M.S. in Nutritional Sciences

Online Master's Degree in Nutrition for Health School


What can you do with a master's in nutrition online?

The Texas Tech online master's in nutrition is ideal for students who are looking to apply to post-secondary health profession programs such as medical school, physician assistant programs, physical and occupational therapy school, dental school, and more. 

Ideal career paths include:

  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Occupational Therapist (OT)
  • Medical Physician (MD)
  • Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Health Coach, Health Educator
  • Fitness Professional
  • Culinary Professional

You will graduate with enhanced job marketability. You will gain specialized nutrition expertise in practice-based elective courses in multiple areas of nutritional sciences.

Help others lead healthy lives with Texas Tech's online master's in nutrition

Are you passionate about health and wellness? An advanced degree in nutrition will help you with your health career goals so that you can confidently understand research that influences how providers interact with patients from a healthy lifestyle perspective. This degree is ideal for students or professionals with a background in or desire to pursue careers in medical professions, fitness, culinary careers, health, social work, and education

The flexibility of this online master's allows you to earn your M.S. degree in nutrition through distance education while still prioritizing your family and work responsibilities. This degree is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). You will learn from professional practicing faculty—health clinicians working in their field of expertise.

Why earn a master's in nutrition online from Texas Tech?

Earn your master's in nutrition on your own time with flexible online classes. TTU's online nutrition master's is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nutrition or related field. Admission to the master's in nutrition does not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Texas Tech offers three concentrations for students to specialize in their online nutrition m.s. degree. All three options provide unique opportunities to strengthen your understanding of human nutrition and give you an edge on your professional health school applications.

  • Nutrition and Healthy Weight

  • Nutrition and Sports

  • Nutrition in the Lifecycle*

All three concentrations offer both thesis and non-thesis options. This degree can be completed fully online in as little as one year. Class content stays current, with new courses added every year based on current trends in nutrition. This degree does not prepare you to take the registered dietitian exam. If you are a registered dietitian, dietetic intern, or have a DPD Verification Statement please visit our Online MS in Nutrition and Dietetics page.

*= Special permission from the program director is required for the lifecycle concentration.

Application Deadlines

Fallstart - July 15

Summerstart - April 15

Springstart - November 15

For more information about the Online Master's Degree in Nutritional Sciences

Request Information Online

Request Info

Contact the Graduate Advisor

Fast Facts

  • Delivery: 100% Online (asynchronous)
  • Hours to Completion: 31
  • Thesis & Non-Thesis Options
  • 3 Concentrations
  • Affordable: Approx. $15,000 total

Nutritional Sciences