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Colorado State University - Ft. Collins — Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Program Type:
Master's International
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Degrees Awarded:
Food Science and Nutrition (MS)
Admissions Deadlines:
Fall/Feb; Spring/July
Admissions Cycle:
Program Start:
Fall or Spring
Program Founded:
December, 2003


The purpose of the program is to combine real life field studies with the internationally acclaimed academic study of Colorado State University. Up to 6 semester thesis or independent study credits may be earned for the Peace Corps assignment and credit will be granted for Peace Corps service upon submission of either a thesis or a professional paper.

Competitively based scholarships, research and teaching assistantships may be available through the academic department.


Colorado State University (CSU) offers a Master of Science in Food Science and Nutrition (FSAN-MS) with the ability to focus in experimental nutrition, sports nutrition, community (public health) nutrition, or nutrition education. Students may also earn a Master of Science in Food Science and Nutrition with a specialization in Nutrition and Exercise Science (FSAN-NESZ-MS). A minimum of thirty-five semester credits are required for the masters, depending upon the program of study. The program consists of three semesters of academic study on campus prior to departure and one to two semesters after returning from the Peace Corps.

Program participants must meet core academic requirements of their respective programs before Peace Corps service. The program of study is individually designed to meet the student's professional/career objectives, taking into consideration the needs of the Peace Corps and the host country.


A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a program related discipline; 3.0 GPA; GRE (judged relative to the student's desired specialization); three letters of recommendation; and a statement of professional/career objectives. Peace Corps and Colorado State University Graduate School applications are available on-line.

For inquiries about Master's International, call 855.855.1961 x1812.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Karen Gardenier
Coordinator-Int'l. Education

International Programs
Laurel Hall Campus 1024
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1024
(970) 491-5917
(970) 491-5501

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