Multidisciplinary Studies, Nutrition Track, M.S.

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
  2. A two- to three-page statement of intent (essay) that includes the educational and professional goals, relevant background experience, and reasons for interest in the Multidisciplinary Studies, Nutrition Track Program.
  3. Signed principal adviser consent form.  Students in the nutrition track will be advised by Dr. Carol DeNysschen. 
  4. After the completed application is received the student will be contacted to set up an appointment for an interview with the program coordinator.

In addition, all applicants must review the Admission to a Graduate Program section in this catalog.

Program Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours, comprising at least 15 hours of 600- and 700-level courses, including the master’s project.
  2. A maximum of 15 credit hours may be taken in a discipline that offers a master’s degree when the student does a master’s project (3 credits).
  3. A maximum of 18 credit hours may be taken in a discipline that does not offer a master’s degree.
  4. A maximum of 15 credit hours may be taken at another accredited institution. This coursework must conform to the limitations stated in 2 and 3 (above), meet the requirements of the Transfer Credit policy, and have the prior approval of the principal adviser.  
  5. Only grades of B or better will be accepted as transfer credit. An official transcript showing transfer credit must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office.
  6. Coursework (including transfer credit) must be completed within the six-year period immediately preceding the date of completion of the program.
  7. A maximum of 6 credit hours of independent study may be included in the program.
  8. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  9. Master of Science candidates must complete a) a research methods course and b) a supervised project approved by the principal adviser.  Individual principal advisers may impose further requirements on candidates based on practices and policies of their home department (second reader or oral defense, for example).  These must be specified in writing at the outset of the degree program on the completed Principal Adviser Consent Form.
  10. Degree Candidacy Application Form, approved by the student’s principal, secondary (if required), and tertiary (if required) must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Office before the completion of 12 credit hours at Buffalo State.
  11. Students completing degree requirements each spring semester are requested to submit designated assignments/artifacts in Taskstream by the close of the semester for the Multidisciplinary Studies Program Assessment.
Required Nutrition Courses (9 credit hours)
NFS 503NUTRITIONAL INTERVENTION IN DISEASE STATES3
NFS 510NUTRITION EDUCATION2
NFS 605CURRENT TRENDS IN NUTRITION3
NFS 620EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN NUTRITION1
Electives (15 credit hours)
Select 15 credit hours from the following:15
INTRODUCTION TO ADULT EDUCATION
INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND ASSESSMENT
METHODS OF ADULT EDUCATION
CREATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN FORMAL AND INFORMAL SETTINGS
Other courses available with advisement
Research Methods and Master's Project (6 credit hours)
SPF 689METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (or other appropriate research methods course)3
NFS 690MASTER'S PROJECT3
Total Credit Hours30