Welcome to the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Nutrition researchers are a critical part of our society as they examine the complex interplay between nutrients, health, and disease spanning from the individual to large populations. The researchers within IGPNS at UW-Madison are at the frontlines of cutting research and important contributions to the scientific community and the everyday person. The science of nutrition is incredibly multifaceted which is why IGPNS comprises of faculty in a multitude of departments at UW-Madison including Nutritional Sciences, Biochemistry, Medicine, Dairy and Animal Sciences, Food Science and many more.
- Provide students with an understanding of basic nutrition principles as they apply to both humans and animals.
- Introduce students to the multidisciplinary nature of nutrition research.
- Assist students in attaining a successful career through their studies and research.
- IGPNS degrees comply with the Higher Learning Commission Polices.
- The University of Wisconsin-Madison consistently ranks in the top five of all public universities in funds received for research and development.
- UW-Madison has one of the largest biological science research communities in the world with over 700 faculty, 1,500 academic staff, 700 postdoctoral fellows, and over 2,500 graduate students.
- The IGPNS provides students the opportunity to work with 42 faculty from more than 19 departments within the University of Wisconsin..
- In addition to a very competitive stipend, the program covers all tuition costs and provides comprehensive health-care benefits.
- The UW-Madison campus offers plentiful activities to enjoy year-round, from exploration of natural, historic, and architectural marvels to attendance at riveting arts performances or athletic events.
- Madison, known for its ‘four lakes’, is within driving distance to Milwaukee (79 miles), Chicago (148 miles) and Minneapolis (270 miles). Additional information about living in Madison can be found on the About Us page.
What to Expect within IGPNS
IGPNS students interface with research, coursework, and teaching experiences. There are many opportunities through the UW-Madison campus to explore additional professional development opportunities. In addition, IGPNS hosts nutrition-related professional speakers from around the world during the academic year and additional training opportunities through our National Institute of Health T32 Training Grant.