Ph.D. in Nutrition and Food Science

Successful completion of the Ph.D. program 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.


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