M.S. in HNFE
The department offers a Master of Science in HNFE degree in Behavioral and Community Science, Clinical Physiology and Metabolism, and Molecular and Cellular Science.
For information about faculty affiliated with each track, please refer to the Graduate Program Faculty page.
30 total credits
20 course credits
6 research and thesis credits (HNFE 5994)
Research Ethics and Integrity Requirements:
- Human Subjects Protections Tutorial Institutional Review Board (IRB)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) related training
- ALS 5324 Research Ethics in Agr & Life Sciences (fall only) (1 cr)
- ALS 5984 Building Multicultural Competence in Agriculture and Life Sciences (1 cr) for students whose initial enrollment is Spring 2022 or beyond.
- GRAD 5014 Academic Integrity & Plagiarism (2 cr)
Milestone Requirements for M.S. Degree:
See specific details in the MS Graduate Handbook.
Use this one-page checklist to track your progress (coming soon).
View this PowerPoint presentation for an overview of the milestones.
- Convene an advisory committee
- Submit a plan of study (due by the end of semester 2)
- Complete all coursework on plan of study
- Submit a progress report (due every spring)
- Take and pass the proposal exam (due semester 3)
- Take and pass final exam (due semester 4)
- Submit electronic dissertation
- Plan of Study Form
- Plan of Study Worksheet
- Description of courses: VT Graduate Catalog
- Course offering times: VT Timetable of Classes
- Admissions information
Robert Grange, PhD
Interim Graduate Program Director
Graduate Program Coordinator
For more information, email HNFEGrads@vt.edu or call 540-231-3877.