The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

M.S. in Nutrition

Program Overview

The M.S. in Nutrition program will be launched in Fall 2018. The program will serve to carry out much needed studies on the determinants, incidence, prevention, and intervention of obesity and its related chronic diseases as well as food security, safety and quality in Lebanon and the region. Moreover, the proposed M.S. in Nutrition program will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research in the context of existing collaborative projects with the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy as well as an established Inter-professional education (IPE) platform.

Admission Requirements


Students must complete a total number of 30 credits. These are broken down to 9 credits of required courses, 15 credits of elective courses and 6 credits for the MS Thesis.

I. Core Courses (9 credits)

Number Course Cr
NUT 702 Research Methods for Nutrition and Food Science 2
NUT 751 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism I 3
NUT 752 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism II 3
NUT 791 Graduate Seminar 1

II. Elective Courses (15 credits) 

Number Course Cr
NUT 701 Molecular Physiology 3
NUT 722 Applied and Industrial Microbiology 3
NUT 723 Diagnostic Microbiology and Immunology 3
NUT 731 Genomics and Proteomics 3
NUT 741 Advances in Cell Biology 3
NUT 720 Endocrinology and Metabolism 3
NUT 761 Environmental Health and Toxicology 3
NUT 781 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
NUT 712 Fungal Genetics and Pathogenicity 3
NUT 713 Diagnostic and Applied Physiology 3
NUT 714 Microbial Pathogenesis 3

III. Thesis (6 credits) 

Number Course Cr
NUT 799  M.S. in Nutrition Thesis 6

More about the program

Mission, objectives and learning outcomes

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