Sep 15, 2019  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 

Nutritional Sciences

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Nutritional Sciences Program

The field of nutritional science has unprecedented public interest. This is fostered by evolving links between diet and health, and the impact of one’s individual genetic makeup on nutrient utilization. The Ph.D. degree program in Nutritional Sciences is interdisciplinary, with participating CALS, COM, CLAS, and CVM faculty directing research of doctoral students, where the full spectrum of Nutritional Sciences is available. Emphasis areas include basic nutritional sciences, biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics, immunology, physiology, clinical nutrition, microbiology, and biostatistics.

Students are admitted to the program after the bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree in nutritional sciences or a related field. Applicants should have a strong undergraduate background in biological sciences and chemistry. Deficiencies may be made up during the first year of graduate study.

Additional information can be found at

For additional information, e-mail Dr. Mitchell D. Knutson, Director at or Dr. James F. Collins, Graduate Coordinator at

Degrees Offered with a Major in Nutritional Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

without a concentration

concentration in Clinical and Translational Science

Additional Course Offerings

The following courses may be taken to contribute to the overall degree award requirements.

Food Science and Human Nutrition Departmental Courses

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