Online Master of Science Degree in Nutrition and Food Science -
Hotel and Restaurant Management
INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: American
Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Institutional Membership(s):
SOC PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Master of Science - Master's
Enrollment: 12 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and
Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Postal, Voice, Conference call Subject:
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- The Department of Nutrition and Food Science, a division of the
College of Human Sciences, offers graduate study leading to a Master
of Science degree with emphasis in hotel and restaurant management
The Program of Study for this non-thesis option in HRMT is
consistent with the traditional campus-based program. The non-thesis
option will require a written and oral comprehensive examination. In
lieu of a thesis, an industry-based research project approved by the
student's committee will be required. The student will receive four
credits under NUFS 7986 (Non-thesis Research) for work on the
project. After completion, the project will be written in a
scholarly manner and presented to the committee. Typically, the
non-thesis option will require one day on campus. Students electing
the thesis option will be required to spend one semester (15-weeks)
of residency at the university in addition to completion of a
minimum of four credits under NUFS (Research and Thesis) directed by
the student's committee. All courses included in the Program of
Study are regular courses currently being offered on the Auburn
Each course within the program will be delivered to students off
campus via several delivery modes. Initially, courses will be
comprised of video tape recordings of actual classes on campus
offered in the same quarter. Tapes of each class session will be
immediately duplicated and mailed within 48 hours to off campus
students registered for the courses. Students will be required to
view the tapes shortly after receiving them in order to stay abreast
of the course at roughly the same pace as the on campus students.
Students will be allowed to retain the course tapes until the final
examination. At the completion of the course students will be
required to return the tapes. The tapes at all times remain the
property of Auburn University. The tapes can neither be duplicated
nor can they be retained beyond the duration of the course.
- Prior to taking a course examination, students will be required
to identify an appropriate academic administrator from the Distance
Learning Office's approved list. Examinations will be mailed
directly to the approved proctor along with detailed instructions
concerning the examination procedure. Once the student completes the
examination, it will be handed directly to the proctor, immediately
sealed in an envelope, and mailed to the Distance Learning Office.
The proctor and the student will affirm in writing that the detailed
examination grading procedures were followed appropriately.
Examinations will then be handled as are the assignments for the
grading process. Students will be expected to take examinations
within five working days of the date the examination is given on
Twelve students may be in the program at one time. However, capacity
is subject to change. Students may be accepted into the program each
semester. Three semesters exist per year.
ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
- Video tape viewing equipment, access to Internet and Email
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
- The Distance Learning Office serves as the primary service
office for the students. It will receive assignments from the
students, log them in, and pass them on to the faculty for grading.
Once the graded assignments are returned from the faculty member,
they will again be logged in as graded and returned to the student.
The Distance Learning Office will address concerns and provide
information for students who have questions about the disposition of
their assignments or course materials. Academic questions will be
referred to the appropriate faculty member or department
administrator. Library and Bookstore services are available online.
Students can receive assistance from the Distance Learning Office
from the web site.
- Departmental assistantships (teaching and research) are
competitive and vary in number and type from year to year.
Out-of-state tuition fees are waived for students receiving
one-semester (or more) assistantships.
Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis and require
superior academic performance. Other types of part-time positions
with various research projects may be available on a short-term
Refer to the Auburn University Graduate Bulletin or Graduate School
Web Page (http://www.grad.auburn.edu) for other requirements and
information regarding Auburn University.