NUTR: Master of Science with Nutritional Biochemistry Concentration (MS Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
NUTR: Master of Science with Nutritional Biochemistry Concentration (MS Residential)

Overview of NUTR Master of Science with Nutritional Biochemistry Concentration (MS Residential)

Program Focus

Provides students with increased knowledge in nutrition additional skills in laboratory research.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
30
Expected Duration:
2 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall
See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
January 13, 2015
See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Students interested in research in industry, and those considering pursuit of a doctoral degree or eventually attending medical or another professional school.
Applications Received:
~15
Applicants Admitted:
~5
Enrolled Student Demographics:
All Master's:
  • 71% / 29% female to male
  • 33% minority, including 20% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 7% international
  • mean age of 31
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
~5
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: ~5

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
~11,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
~$27,500 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Funding:
For 2011-2012, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.

  • 40% of students received some tuition support.
  • 60% of students received some loans.
  • 20% of students received non-service awards.
  • 20% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree
Required Prerequisites:
Coursework in Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Organic Chemistry, and Human Nutrition
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.), MCAT, DAT
Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
On average, incoming students had 65th percentile verbal and 88th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
Undergrad G.P.A.:
Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.3
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional; academic preferred)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Not required
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
None required
Visit Opportunities:

There is one School-wide open-house event for prospective applicants (details tbd).

For more information, contact Joanne Lee.

During the Program

Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive written and oral exams
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's research; Master's thesis; Seminar presentation
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
The MS in Biochemistry focuses on laboratory research. Fieldwork is not required.
Global Options Available:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

After the Program

Employment Opportunities:
Research in industry; pursuit of doctoral degree; attendance of medical or other professional school
Example Job Responsibilities:
Development of research protocols; data collection and analysis for research studies
The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Joanne O. Lee
Student Services Manager
(919) 966-7212
260 Rosenau Hall
CB 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7461
USA