Students elect to follow either the Integrative Physiology track, or the Nutrition track. Both are research-based program where students are expected to complete an M.S. thesis or special project, that contributes to the body of knowledge in their field of study. Department policy states there is a 4-year time limit on completing the M.S. program.
This program is characterized by coursework that mirrors the PhD program tracks, but with a reduced research requirement, which is met by completing 6 hours of thesis research that results in a peer reviewed publication.
38 minimum credits required, with 6 minimum credits must be from NUIP 6970 thesis research.