Prerequisites for the PhD in Nutrition

Doctoral applicants should have earned the Bachelor’s degree and have demonstrated basic research competency through a required thesis (Master’s thesis, Honors thesis or equivalent research experience). It is expected that an applicant has completed the equivalent of the following courses before s/he is admitted to the program. Otherwise, any deficiency must be completed before a student is allowed to take the Comprehensive examination for the Ph.D. degree.

  • Introductory Biology (1 semester)
  • Mammalian Physiology (1 semester)
  • Microbiology (1 semester)
  • Chemistry, General (2 semesters)
  • Chemistry, Organic (1 semester)
  • Biochemistry (1 semester)
  • Statistics (1 semester)
  • Basic Nutrition (2 semesters)
  • Clinical Nutrition/Medical Nutrition Therapy (1 semester)
  • Computer Literacy (course-work or experience)