Capstone / Thesis
The Capstone Project or Thesis is the culminating academic experience for the MS in Nutrition graduate program. The scope and presentation of the project/thesis must demonstrate the student’s skills in a variety of areas including, formal academic/technical writing, the research process, and the application of nutrition principles in the public health arena.
Students must complete a 3-6 credit hour capstone project or thesis to meet graduation requirements. Although the goals of both a project and a thesis are similar, the processes, formats, and topics differ; the differences are described in the Capstone/Thesis Handbook for the Masters of Science in Nutrition. Students who elect to complete a thesis, must also follow the ISU guidelines detailed in the ISU Thesis and Dissertation Handbook.
MS Nutrition Capstone / Thesis Handbook
- Please download the MS Nutrition Capstone/Thesis Handbook
- Follow this guidance in planning and implementing your project/thesis
- Read through it carefully and discus any concerns/questions with your faculty advisor
If you are doing a thesis, also review...
- The ISU Thesis and Dissertation Handbook
- If you opted for MS in Nutrition thesis route, download this manual
- Read through it carefully
- Speak with your faculty advisor about any questions/concerns