Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program: Prospective Students

The Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program is a top-ranked program in biochemical and molecular, animal, and human nutrition research.

Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program students study in courses to receive an interdisciplinary background in nutrition and its correlation to health and disease. In addition, the Nutrition and Metabolism Program has a large emphasis on research training. Students who enter the program will be working within a lab under the guidance of a faculty trainer.

What to Expect For the PhD

The Nutrition and Metabolism Program PhD applicants should submit an application by the December 1 deadline for admission in Fall semester. Please note, an MS is not required for admittance to the PhD.

Upon entry into the program PhD students participate in a series of 3-4 rotations within different labs in the first semester. The rotations serve to provide a more in-depth look at the lab and the projects being worked on. The Nutrition and Metabolism Program also emphasizes the importance of the mentor-mentee relationship which can be explored through the rotation period. At the end of the first semester, admitted students will receive lab placement. The student will work within that lab to develop their projects and eventually their dissertation.

Program Requirements

The majority of a Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program student’s graduate career will be spent conducting research. The program also requires additional sources of professional and academic development to prepare students to become competitive scientists.

Additional and more detailed information can be found in the Nutrition and Metabolism Graduate Program Handbook.

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