Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

Food Science is the multidisciplinary study of food, utilizing biology, chemistry, nutrition, engineering, and other sciences. Nutritional Science examines the effects of food consumption on the metabolism, health, and disease resistance in humans. Dietetics is the application of food and nutrition principles in healthcare and food service settings.  Programs in both disciplines offer rigorous classroom instruction combined with challenging, original research. Small faculty-to-student ratios permit intense, meaningful mentoring by faculty advisors.

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science offers two graduate degrees: an MS in Food Science and an MS in Nutritional Science and Dietetics (two tracks: Nutrition Science and Dietetics). Usual completion time is two years.

Contact Information

Phone: (801) 422-3349
Fax: (801) 422-0258
Address: S-227 ESC, Provo, UT 84602-4062
Michael L. Dunn
Graduate Coordinator
Susan Fullmer


The university makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the contents of this catalog, but reserves the right to make changes at any time without prior notice.
Since change is a part of university life, curriculum and program changes will likely occur during the time the current Graduate Catalog is in circulation.

Honor Code

The university expects that all students, regardless of religion, will maintain the behavioral standards of the school, including the Honor Code. These include high standards of honesty, integrity, chastity, morality, and dress and grooming, in addition to abstinence from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee, and substance abuse. The Honor Code Statement is found here.