University of Nebraska - Lincoln logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 27.6k / Year
  • Deadline:
  • 15 March 2017
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 941pts.

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    Students in the Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition Area of Study will acquire core competencies in human nutrition; biochemistry, molecular biology, and metabolism; bioinformatics; cell biology; genetics; human health; and skills to prepare them as principal investigators and team leaders (e.g., grant writing, personnel management, media interactions). 
    Content will be delivered through graduate level research in the laboratories of faculty members and classes taught by faculty in the Departments of Nutrition and Health Sciences, Agronomy, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Computer Science and Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Statistics, and the Schools of Biological Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Research.

    The Interdepartmental Nutrition Program bridges the departments of Nutrition & Health Sciences, Animal Science, and Food Science & Technology. Integrating the expertise of three departments allows students greater flexibility in tailoring their research and coursework to their personal and professional interests. The program offers an extensive curriculum and a wide range of research opportunities.

    • 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 or ASCI). 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).
    • Two credit hours of NUTR 921 Interdepartmental Nutrition Seminar.
    • Select from other courses offered, with approval of the student’s Supervisory Committee, to complete degree requirements.

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    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
    • Statement of goals
    • Resume

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