Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences (M.S. NFS)
Faculty research encompasses both basic and applied aspects of human nutrition and food science. Current studies focus on Web-based interactive multimedia tools for teaching and research, Internet-based weight management programs, milk chemistry, cheese technology and food microbiology.
Since our faculty members` research interests are diverse, prospective graduate students should visit our faculty info page to review their research interests and contact individual faculty members for information about ongoing research projects and fellowship/assistantship opportunities.
Deadline for the M.S. in NFS applications: Feb 15th with decisions made in March.
- Graduate student applicants must have a faculty member willing to serve as their major advisor in order to be accepted into the program.
Master of Science Degree in Dietetics (MSD)
The Master of Science in Dietetics (MSD) Program in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Vermont is a 30-hour graduate credit degree that prepares students for professional practice as a registered dietitian/nutritionist (RD/N). The program includes didactic coursework and supervised practice culminating in eligibility to write the exam for registered dietitian/nutritionists.
Deadline for the MSD applications: Feb 1st with acceptance notification April 3rd.
PhD in Food Systems
The Food Systems Graduate program offers a transdisciplinary, cohort educational model. The PhD in Food Systems combines a comprehensive investigation of food systems and a commitment to developing methods for solving the current problems of the food system. Career paths in food systems are varied and can include work in advocacy and policy, entrepreneurship, community development, education, agriculture, food distribution, cooking, writing, and marketing.
Deadline for the PhD in Food Systems applications: January 1st.