Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program

Welcome to the Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program 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 the Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program at UW-Madison are at the forefront of research and making important contributions to the scientific community and the everyday person.

The science of nutrition is incredibly multifaceted which is why the Nutrition and Metabolism Program is comprised of faculty in a multitude of departments at UW-Madison including Nutritional Sciences, Biochemistry, Medicine, Dairy and Animal Sciences, Food Science and many more.

Program Objectives

  • 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.
  • Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program degrees comply with the Higher Learning Commission Policies.

Program Strengths

  • The Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program provides students the opportunity to work with 58 faculty from more than 19 departments within the University of Wisconsin.
  • 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.
  • 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 the Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program:

Nutrition and Metabolism students gain research, coursework, and teaching experiences. There are many opportunities throughout the UW-Madison campus to explore additional professional development opportunities. In addition, the Nutrition and Metabolism Program hosts nutrition-related professionals from around the world as invited speakers during the academic year and additional training opportunities through our National Institute of Health T32 Training Grant.

Woman conducting lab work in the Neuroscience Department