Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution. A previous bachelor's or master's degree in nutrition, public health, biology, chemistry or related field is preferred.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of recommendation
  4. one page personal statement
  5. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

The letters of recommendation should be from previous instructors or professors.

Degree requirements

30 credit hours including an applied project course (NTR 593)

Required Core (21 credit hours)
NTR 502 Statistics in Research (3)
NTR 510 Food and Nutrition Across the Lifespan (3)
NTR 511 Medical Nutrition in the Care and Prevention of Disease (3)
NTR 524 Chronic Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome: The Common Pathway for Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes (3)
NTR 525 Complementary Nutrition (3)
NTR 533 Ethics and Policy of American Diets (3)
NTR 535 Nutrigenomics (3)

Other Requirement (3 credit hours)
NTR 500 Research Methods (3)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
NTR 593 Applied Project (6)

Additional Curriculum Information
Other requirement coursework may be substituted with the approval of the student's graduate committee.