M.S. in Nutrition
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.
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s in Nutrition or a related field from a recognized university, with an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
- At the discretion of the School Graduate Admission Council, applicants who are short of meeting the 2.75 GPA might be considered for “probationary” admission provided they have “significant relevant work experience”. Students admitted on probation will earn regular status upon the completion of 12 graduate credits with at least 3.0 average and no more than one “C” grade.
- Applicants who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a field other than Nutrition may be given additional courses based on the evaluation of their degree by the admissions committee. Students who hold a Food Science, Biology, Chemistry or Health-related degree (e.g. Pharmacy, Nursing…) may apply.
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)
|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||
II. Elective Courses (15 credits)
|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)
|NUT 799||M.S. in Nutrition Thesis||
More about the program
This program requires 30 credits and it can be completed in two years. See the suggested two-year study plan.
This program is offered in Beirut and Byblos.