Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition and Food Science

Successful completion of the doctoral program (Ph.D.) requires 90 credits, 60 of which are in coursework and 30 in research. Students select a minor field from relevant areas in the university. Original laboratory-based research is conducted by students in this program under the guidance of a faculty member.

All new Ph.D. students must complete a Ph.D. screening exam on the first Tuesday in December of their first semester.

Scholarships and financial aid

The Graduate School sponsors an annual Graduate Professional Scholarship competition for tuition awards in the fall and winter semesters. The GPS scholarship provides payment for resident tuition assessments only at the effective in-state* Graduate School tuition rate–a minimum of six graduate credits and a maximum of 10 credits can be covered in each of the fall and winter semesters.

Although every attempt has been made to present all relevant information, the regulations and policies of the Graduate School published in the Graduate Bulletin and the Handbook for Doctoral Students and Advisers, supersede any information given.

Career insights

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