The Nutritional Sciences Department has two signature research areas:
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.
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.
The Nutritional Sciences Department also offers online graduate programs, including a Graduate Certificate in Applied Nutrition designed to be completed in only 8 months and a Professional Science Masters in Applied Nutrition (non thesis) designed to be completed in 18 months.
Required test(s): GRE
Required GRE Subject tests: None
Recommended GRE Subject tests:None
Minimum GRE Verbal:75%
Minimum GRE Quantitative: 75%
Minumum GRE Written: 75%
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.
Regardless of your interests, experience, or background the program requirements for your degree will be similar to other students in the program. We have outlined these requirements at http://nutrition.cals.arizona.edu/phd-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 Ph.D. degree within 5-6 years after entering the program. To accomplish this, new Ph.D. students must specify a laboratory for their dissertation research by the end of their third semester in the program (1 January).
With the guidance of their Advisor they must select an Advisory Committee to guide their dissertation research. The NSGP requires a minimum of four members, three must be UA tenured, tenure-track, or approved as equivalent and three must approve the dissertation. There may be one dissenting vote.
**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 695 or 699.
Units for a Nutritional Sciences Minor is 9 units or the number of units required by minor department if the minor is not Nutritional Sciences.
|Application Acceptance Rate||33%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||4.50|
|Enrollment Percent Male||30%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||70%|
|Enrollment Percent International||0%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||15%|