Graduate Programs

Graduate Advisor and Student Information Contact
Program Office at Simpson Hall (505) 277-4535

Application Deadlines
Screening of applications will begin:

Fall semester: February 1
Spring semester: October 1
Summer session: February 1

Applications received by these dates will be given highest consideration for admission and financial assistance. Applications received after dates above will be reviewed through the following dates for each semester/session but will be considered on a space available basis only.

Fall semester: June 1
Spring semester: November 1
Summer session: April 1

Dietetic Internship

The Dietetic Internship (DI) is a post-bachelor’s program that provides the supervised practice necessary for eligibility to write the Registration Examination for Dietitians. The Dietetic Internship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), 120 South Riverside Place, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60606-4876, (312) 899-0040, ext. 5400. Applications for the DI are due early in February for August admission.

The Internship includes supervised practice in the areas of clinical dietetics, community nutrition and food service management, as well as didactic (classroom) instruction. Interns are enrolled as graduate students at the University of New Mexico; however, completion of the M.S. degree is not required for DI completion. Information on applying to the DI and on additional requirements for completion of the M.S. degree is on the program Web site.

Degree Offered

Master of Science in Nutrition

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of Nutrition and Dietetics including opportunities in administrative and clinical dietetics community nutrition and research. Students will gain advanced training in nutrition science and clinical decision making, as well as enhanced skills in designing and interpreting research studies. It is desirable that the candidate has an undergraduate major in nutrition and dietetics or closely related field. Individuals without an undergraduate degree in nutrition should consult a Nutrition Graduate Advisor for more information. Students without prior preparation in nutrition may be accepted into the program following completion of prerequisites. A list of prerequisites is available on the program Web site. The degree is available under both Plan I and Plan II in accordance with the regulations in this catalog. Course work for this degree can be chosen from a number of areas reflecting the interests and goals of the student and can include health education, counseling, exercise science management, biochemistry/biology and public health courses.


Nutrition (15 hours)  
Required for Plan I and Plan II:
NUTR 526 Nutrition Assessment 3
NUTR 528 Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy 3
Nutrition electives selected from:  
NUTR *424 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
NUTR 530 Phytochemicals in Health and Human Performance 3
NUTR 535 Seminar in Nutrition 3
NUTR 591 Problems 1-6
NUTR 595 Advanced Field Experience 3-6
NUTR 593 Topics  
Research Methods  
Hours Required: Plan I (15); Plan II (6)
  Required for Plan I and Plan II:  
EDPY 505 Conducting Quantitative Educational Research 3
HED 507 Research Design in HPER  
EDPY 511 Introductory Educational Statistics 3
  Required for Plan I:  
EDPY 603 Applied Statistical Design and Analysis 3
NUTR 599 Master's Thesis 6
Elective Courses  
Hours Required: Plan I (6); Plan II (15)
  Selected after consultation with Nutrition Program faculty.  
Plan I / Plan II Total 36


NUTR 120. Nutrition for Health. (3)

NUTR 244. Human Nutrition. (3)

NUTR 320. Methods in Nutrition Education. (3)

NUTR 321. Management in Dietetics I. (3)

NUTR 322. Management in Dietetics II. (3)

NUTR 330L. Principles of Food Science. (4)

NUTR 344. Energy Nutrients in Human Nutrition. (3)

NUTR 345. Vitamins and Minerals in Human Nutrition. (3)

NUTR 391 / 591. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

NUTR 406. Community Nutrition. (3)

NUTR *424. Nutrition in the Life Cycle. (3)

NUTR 427. Medical Nutrition Therapy I. (3)

NUTR 428. Medical Nutrition Therapy II. (3)

NUTR 445. Applied Nutrition and Exercise. (3)

NUTR 493. Topics. (1-3 to a maximum of 9 Δ)

NUTR 495. Field Experience. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)

NUTR 497. Reading and Research in Honors I. (2)

NUTR 498. Reading and Research in Honors II. (2)

NUTR 499. Honors Thesis. (2)

NUTR 526. Nutrition Assessment. (3)

NUTR 528. Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy. (3)

NUTR 530. Phytochemicals in Health and Human Performance. (3)

NUTR 535. Seminar in Nutrition. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

NUTR 550. Applied Dietetics Practice. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

NUTR 591 / 391. Problems. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

NUTR 593. Topics. (1-3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)

NUTR 595. Advanced Field Experience. (1-3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)

NUTR 599. Master’s Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)

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