The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

MS in Nutrition

Program Overview*

The MS in Nutrition serves 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 MS in Nutrition program provides you with 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

*This program is pending the formalities of registration with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education.


You must complete a total number of 30 credits. These are broken down to 12 credits of required courses, 12 credits of elective courses and 6 credits for the MS Thesis.

I. Core Courses (12 credits)

Number Course Cr
NUT601 Advanced Biostatistics  
NUT 602 Research Methods for Nutrition and Food Science 2
NUT 651 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism I 3
NUT 652 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism II 3
NUT 691 Graduate Seminar 1

II. Elective Courses (12 credits) 

Number Course Cr
NUT 622 Drug & Nutrient Interactions 3
NUT 623 Advanced Therapeutic Nutrition 3
NUT 631 Inter. Nutr./Nutr. in Emerg. 3
NUT 641 Sports Nutrition 3
NUT 620 Advanced Nutrition Assessment 3
NUT 661 Nutritional Epidemiology 3
NUT 681 Sp.Tp.Nutrition & Food Science 3
NUT 612 Advanced Quality Systems 3
NUT 613 Food Product Development 3
NUT 614 Food Packaging 3

III. Thesis (6 credits) 

Number Course Cr
NUT 699 MS in Nutrition Thesis 6


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