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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 27.6k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 March 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 2398pts.

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    This area of study involves course work and research in nutrition and health education for consumers and is designed to meet the needs of registered dietitians and certified health educators. Selection of specific courses is flexible and will be tailored to match your career goals.

    • Minimum of 90 semester hours of credit, including 12-55 hours of dissertation.
    • At least one-half of the required work must be completed at the University of Nebraska after filing the Program of Studies for the Doctoral Degree.
    • At least one-half of the required work, including the dissertation, must be taken in the student’s major area of study (i.e., courses having the prefix NUTR). The remaining work may be in supporting courses in the same or in related departments, or in a minor field of study outside of the major department or area.
    • The student’s Supervisory Committee is not obligated to accept credits beyond the masters degree which were completed prior to the Committee’s appointment.
    • Minor field of study must include at least 16 semester hours, with 6 hours in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 level or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts).
    • Additional requirements depend on degree option selected in this program.

    Sample Courses

    • Advanced Clinical Nutrition
    • Fundamentals of Nutrition Counseling
    • Community Nutrition

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee
    • One set of transcripts uploaded to MyRED
    • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
    • If you are not a US citizen and you expect an F or J visa:financial information
    • GRE
    • Statement of goals and objectives
    • Three letters of recommendation


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