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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dual MS-MPH Program – Nutrition


The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences offers a coordinated dual program leading to the conferral of both the Master of Science with a major in nutrition (public health nutrition concentration) and the Master of Public Health. The dual program allows students to complete both degrees in less time than would be required to earn both degrees independently.

The program is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in the benefits of majors in both nutrition and public health. Therefore, it accommodates the interests of students who

  • Plan a career in public health nutrition and want to acquire the knowledge and skills of the nutritionist and public health professional. 
  • Plan a career in nutrition and want to acquire the knowledge, skills and perspective of the public health professional. 
  • Plan a career in public health and want to acquire the knowledge, skills and perspective of the nutritionist.

Admission
Applicants for the MS-MPH program must make separate applications to and be accepted for the Master of Science degree and for the Master of Public Health degree, which are programs within the Department of Nutrition.
Students who have been accepted for both degree programs may apply for approval to pursue the dual program anytime prior to, or after, matriculation.

Requirements
A dual degree candidate must satisfy the requirements for both the Master of Science degree (public health nutrition concentration) and the Master of Public Health degree, as well as the requirements for the dual program. All candidates for the dual degree must successfully complete PUBH 555 ; 2 hours (1 hour each) of PUBH 509  and NUTR 509 ; and a minimum of 60 hours. A maximum of 9 hours of credit toward the Master of Science degree will be awarded for successful completion of approved graduate-level public health courses.

For non-thesis Master of Science students, a maximum of 14 hours of credit for successful completion of graduate-level nutrition courses will be awarded toward the MPH. For thesis Master of Science students, a maximum of 16 hours of credit for successful completion of approved graduate-level nutrition courses will be awarded toward the MPH.

All courses for which such cross-credit is awarded must be approved by the Public Health Academic Program Committee and the student’s graduate committee. A single block field experience (or public health internship) is required of all students. For non-thesis MS students the analytical field paper that incorporates public health nutrition and the student‘s public health concentration is required.

Approved Dual Credit
For thesis students MS courses to be counted toward the MPH program must include 9 hours of NUTR 515 , 1 hour of NUTR 509 , 3 hours of NUTR 541  and 3 hours of a lifecycle nutrition course. For non-thesis students MS courses to be counted toward the MPH program must include 10 hours of NUTR 515 , 1 hour of NUTR 509 , and 3 hours of a lifecycle nutrition course. For thesis and non-thesis students MPH courses to be counted toward the MS include PUBH 520 , PUBH 530  and PUBH 540 .