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Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Sciences (MS)

Clemson University    College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

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The M.S. research thesis option requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of research (FDSC 8910 or NUTR 8910). Core courses include FDSC 8100, FDSC 8510 (or NUTR 8510), NUTR 8030, STAT 8010, additional credit hours of advanced-level courses may include courses in food science or in areas such as chemistry, nutrition, biochemistry, animal and veterinary sciences, microbiology, statistics, or cell biology. Only 6000-level courses and higher may be used for graduate credit, and at least one half of the 24 hours of coursework must be 8000-level or higher. Prerequisite courses must be completed before admission as a graduate student, whereas co-requisite courses may be taken concurrently but must be completed before receipt of the master’s degree. In addition, a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to maintain good academic standing and to be eligible for graduation. Coursework must be approved by each student’s Graduate Committee which is comprised of a major advisor and at least two other faculty. The student must complete an in-depth research project, defend the research thesis to the Committee, and complete a thesis approved by the Committee and the Graduate School.

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Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements include at least a four-year bachelor’s degree from an institution whose scholastic rating is satisfactory to the
University, high quality of previous academic record, and satisfactory scores on the general portion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other applicable test. The GRE subject tests are not required for admission.

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