The Nutritional Sciences Department is leading the way in cutting-edge research into diverse areas of human health, from variables affecting body composition, to nutrigenomics and precision nutrition, to cancer prevention. Other active research programs include investigations in diabetes, obesity, immunity, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases.
Our interdisciplinary faculty hold appointments in the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, as well as research centers of excellence including the Arizona Cancer Center, Steele Memorial Children’s Research Center, Arthritis Center, Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Sarver Heart Center, Center on Aging, BIO5 - Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch and Collaboratory for Metabolic Disease Prevention and Treatment.
For more information on our program please go to https://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/graduate/nsgp
Thank you for considering the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Arizona for your graduate studies!
The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona offers traditional graduate research programs leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Sciences under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A minor in Nutritional Sciences is offered to PhD students. The Nutritional Sciences Department also offers online graduate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition designed to be completed in only 8 months, an Applied Nutrition - Nutrition & Wellness emphasis professional science master (non thesis) designed to be completed in 18 months as well as an ACEND accredited Future Education Model - Graduate program, Applied Nutrition - Dietetics emphasis professional science master program.
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Course Requirements for Admission
The GRE test is not reguired if you have taken it you may add it to your application.
Required GRE Subject tests: None
Recommended GRE Subject tests:None
Internet-based) Score 79
(Paper-based) Score 550
Minimum IELTS: 7
Financial aid is available on a competitive basis in the form of teaching and research assistantships and tuition scholarships sponsored by The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona Graduate College, The University of Arizona General Education Program and The Department of Nutritional Sciences.
International applicants may be considered for conditional admission to this program at the department's discretion.
Regardless of your interests, experience, or background, the program requirements for your degree will be similar to other students in the program. You can find a detailed description of our M.S. prorgam requirements outlined at http://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/master-science-program-requirements. Successful students will visit this document regularly to assure they are meeting required "markers" along the way.
It is the goal of the NSGP that students entering with no or only one course deficiency will complete their M.S. degree within two years. To accomplish this, M.S. students must specify a laboratory for their thesis research by the end of their second semester; the earlier in the semester the better. With the guidance of their Advisor they must select an Advisory Committee to guide their master’s research. An approved Plan of Study must be completed by the end of the first year (1 August).
* University-wide house-numbered courses comprise two categories of courses using alternative teaching formats: (1) courses offered in small group settings, and (2) courses taught on an individual basis. An example of a university wide house-numbered course would be 595 or 699.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
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