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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 40.1k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 April 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 3109pts.
  • Duration:
  • 5 years

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    The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Nutrition is designed to prepare graduates for advanced careers that require demonstrated research skills, comprehensive knowledge of the discipline, and skills essential to the dissemination of that knowledge. Through their research and course work in advanced nutrition and related areas, the student will plan, conduct, manage, and publish independent, original research via the dissertation and peer-reviewed manuscripts. Students in the program must meet the requirements of the university and of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

    The student must:

    1. Complete all of the following courses (11 credits):  
      HNF 820 Advanced Biochemical Nutrition 3
      HNF 821 Advanced Vitamins and Minerals 2
      HNF 823 Research Methods in Human Nutrition 1
      HNF 824 Nutrition Policies and Programs 1
      HNF 825 Nutritional Immunology 1
      HNF 826 Obesity and Chronic Disease 1
      HNF 892 Nutrition Seminar 2
    2. Complete additional course work approved selected in consultation with the student’s guidance committee based on the student’s prior academic background in relation to the selected area of study and research.  
    3. Complete 24 credits of course work in HNF 999 Doctoral Dissertation Research.  
    4. Successfully defend the doctoral dissertation.

    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

    To be considered for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Human Nutrition an applicant must:

    1. have completed a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree with courses in nutrition, including upper-level macro-and micronutrients, community or lifespan nutrition, general and organic chemistry, biology, physiology, biochemistry, and statistics;
    2. be proficient in written and spoken English;
    3. have a prior grade-point average of 3.0 or higher;
    4. submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination General Test;
    5. submit a personal letter of intent, research experience, and letters of reference.


    • Dissertation Completion Fellowships
    • Graduate Office Fellowship Funds
    • Emergency/Discretionary Fellowship Funding 
    • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Scholarships
    • Women and International Development Program (WID)
    • Travel Funding Opportunities
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