MS Curriculum

Core Curriculum

Core Knowledge Base


NUTR 60500, 60600, 60700: Core nutrition class Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology I, II, and III 4 credits semester 1; 4 credits semester 2)


Graduate Level Statistics (example: STAT 50300)

Core Skill Base 1 NUTR 69400 Introductory Presentation Skills

NUTR 62600 Advanced Presentation Skills

Advanced Knowledge in Nutrition


One graduate level course related to nutrition
Advanced Knowledge in Specialty


One specialty course as prescribed by the student's advisory committee to provide the student with adequate breadth and depth of training in their specialty area.


Total minimum required course credits



Total minimum credits required for MS graduation by Purdue University 


  1. Your Advisory Committee may require you to take additional courses. This is within their advisory power.
  2. The difference between formal course credits and Purdue Graduate requirements are obtained by registering for research credits.
  3. Students are also required to register for NUTR 69500 seminar for 0 credit each semester.
  4. Curriculum is effective Fall 2012.

Suggested Sequence for INP MS curriculum:

Year in Program Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer 
Year 1

NUTR 60500 Nutr Bchm & Phys I
Graduate Level Statistics 
NUTR 69800 Research

NUTR 60600 Nutr Bchm & Phys II

NUTR 60700 Nutr Bchm & Phys III

NUTR 69400 Intro Pres Skills
Advanced Knowledge in Nutr
NUTR 69800 Research

NUTR 69800 Research
Select Advisory Committee before year 2
Year 2

Advanced Knowledge in Specialty

NUTR 69800 Research

NUTR 62600 Advanced Presentation Skills

NUTR 69800 Research

NUTR 69800 Research
Write and defend thesis

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