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 Nutritional Sciences (MS)
Graduate Chair


Jinan Banna

 Agricultural Sciences 314C
1955 East West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
p:     (808) 956-7857
f:  (808) 956-4024



Food Sciences & Human Nutrition Graduate Studies

Nutritional Sciences (MS)


Interest in nutrition, food, and its relationship to human health and fitness has never been greater or more exciting than it is today.  The graduate program in Nutritional Sciences offers a master's degree that enables students to understand the scientific basis of nutrition, its application to health and fitness, and to learn research methods that further student knowledge of how food and nutrients relate to human health

Several subject areas of concentration include: nutritional biochemistry, nutritional epidemiology, diet and cancer, obesity, mineral nutrition and toxicology, dietary and functional fiber, community and international nutrition and much more!

Cooperating programs include:
Animal Sciences, Food Sciences, Kinesiology and Leisure Science, Physiology, Public Health Sciences, the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), and the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii (CRCH).

The learning objectives of the Nutritional Sciences graduate program are that students will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of fundamental knowledge in the field of nutrition
  • Demonstrate advanced scholarship in their specialty area in the field of nutrition
  • Communicate both orally and in writing at a high level of proficiency
  • Conduct and interpret nutritional research
  • Function as a professional in their chosen discipline area

Depending on the area of focus in their program of study, students are prepared for diverse careers in food and nutrition related industries, health-care and fitness facilities, nutrition education and communication enterprises, government food and nutrition agencies, or scientific research laboratories.  Graduates have found employment as college instructors; nutrition educators or consultants in the private sector; nutritionists in the food industry, health-related government agencies, or fitness facilities; and as nutrition researchers in health-care industries and academic institutions.  Many have gone on to pursue PhDs at major universities around the world.

HNFAS Department

1955 East West Road
AgSci 216

Honolulu, HI 96822

phone: 808-956-7095

fax: 808-956-4024


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