Nutrition and Food Science
The master of science in animal and nutritional sciences allows maximum flexibility in courses and research problems. Students may major in either animal physiology and biochemistry or nutrition and food sciences. They may work with beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, or laboratory animals and with issues in human health and nutrition. Research problems in farm animals, laboratory animals and human nutrition issues form the basis for many studies, but a comparative approach is emphasized. A master of science degree is available as a thesis or coursework option.
Job titles and employers of recent graduates include:
- Clinical dietician, Aramark
- Quality assurance manager, Virginia Poultry Growers Cooperative
- Laboratory technician, Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Registered dietician, Health Care Services
Course Delivery OptionsOn-campus
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall PriorityMarch 1
Fall DeadlineJune 1
Spring PrioritySeptember 1
Spring DeadlineNovember 1
Summer DeadlineMarch 1
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.