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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.

Degree Requirements

M.S. Credits:
30 total credits
20 course credits
6 research and thesis credits (HNFE 5994)

Research Ethics and Integrity Requirements:

Milestone Requirements for M.S. Degree:
See specific details in the MS Graduate Handbook.
Use this one-page checklist to track your progress.
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

Helpful Information:

Robert Grange, PhD
Interim Graduate Program Director

Lisa Jones
Graduate Program Coordinator

For more information, email HNFEGrads@vt.edu or  call 540-231-5549.