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  • M.S. in Human Nutrition The M.S. in Human Nutrition provides graduate education from whole foods and nutrient perspectives in nutrition, metabolism, food science and biotechnology incorporating practical training and research.  Graduates will be equipped with the technical skills and scientific knowledge to integrate nutrition, food and nutraceuticals with human health issues and wellness promotion. The program offers 2 tracks - Functional Foods and Nutritional Sciences. Both tracks offer either a thesis or non-thesis option. The program is housed in a new wing of the FCS Building, containing classrooms, teaching labs, and research labs equipped with instrumentation used in nutritional assessment, biochemical and clinical nutrition investigation, cell culture, and functional food components teaching and research. Refer to for application requirements.

  • Texas State Dietetic Internship trains entry-level dietitians who provide high quality and current nutrition services to the public in the ever-evolving health care and nutrition and foods professional environments.
  • The Master of Science program in Family & Child Studies at Texas State University prepares students to address the needs of families and individuals across the lifespan. The 37-credit hour program is designed for students interested in research and applied careers. The program currently offers two tracks, Program Administration & Evaluation and Child Life Specialist. Both tracks offer either a thesis or non-thesis option. Further, students in this program have the opportunity to gain research experience in a faculty member’s laboratory, practicum or internship experience, and/or teaching experience.  

    Refer to for detailed information about our master's program and application requirements.

  • The M.S. in Merchandising and Consumer Studies provides graduate education based upon a consumer-centric perspective applied to fashion products and merchandising, practical training and research.   Graduates gain additional knowledge and critical thinking and decision-making skills that provide the expertise to attain professional positions and career advancement in Merchandising and Consumer Studies, both in the public and private sectors.

    There is a thesis or non-thesis options for the M.S. in Merchandising and Consumer Studies.  Non-thesis track graduate students will complete a research project and practicum.  Thesis track graduate students will be mentored by graduate faculty who are experts in their area and conduct a research project with data collection that results in a thesis.