Nov 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nutritional Sciences, Ph.D.

About the Nutritional Sciences Doctoral Program

The Doctor of Philosophy program in Nutritional Sciences prepares students for faculty and post-doctorate positions as well as careers in various industry settings. The Nutritional Sciences doctorate degree has 3 tracks: 1) Community Nutrition; 2) Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology; and 3) Clinical Nutrition. The degree requires a minimum of 72 hours (including 12 dissertation hours and at least 12 hours in the specialized track area) beyond a bachelor of science degree. A maximum of 30 hours of transfer credit from the student’s master’s program can be allowed. Limited financial assistance as scholarships, fellowships, and research or teaching assistantships is available. Faculty research interests include the study of obesity, eating disorders, diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer inflammation, gut microbes, food insecurity, malnutrition, nanotechnology, and dietetics. For more information about faculty research interests, visit For the Ph.D. degree plan, visit