Graduate Program

Department of Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program

Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Handbook- 2015-2017

Master of Arts & Doctor of Philosophy

The graduate program has biochemical, molecular-biological, and clinical components and includes study in the following areas: molecular and cellular aspects of nutrient function; molecular and cellular approaches to the study of nutrition and disease; nutritional biochemistry; behavioral and child nutrition; nutrient requirements and intakes and health assessment; nutrition and cancer, obesity, aging, and immunity; and nutrition education.

The master’s degree program is designed to prepare individuals for teaching in community colleges; administration in public health programs; technical positions at food, pharmaceutical, and chemical laboratories.

The doctoral degree program is designed to prepare students for research, teaching, and administrative positions in colleges, universities, government, and industry. Competence in related fields is emphasized, and supporting work is selected from areas such as biochemistry, biology, molecular biology, computer sciences, genetics, communication, geriatrics, immunology, physiology, kinesiology, psychology, or health promotion.