The Nutrition, PhD degree program will provide the advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies required to meet the increasing needs of public health nutrition in the areas of program management, leadership, and research. The program offers training for a career where advanced analytical and conceptual capabilities are required - teaching, research, consultation, and top-level administration. Student research and the dissertation are key components in developing critical thinking related to public health nutrition. Traditionally, research in the Department of Nutrition has focused on the roles plant-based dietary practices play in the health and disease status of individuals.
3 to 5 years (12 to 20 quarters)
Nutritional Consultant, University Professor, Nutrition Programming Director
- Master's degree in nutrition preferred; or an M.S. or M.P.H. degree with completion of all prerequisite courses; or a health professional degree at the master's level or higher (M.D. or equivalent)
- Transcripts from all universities attended
- Three letters of reference
- Official GRE scores (scores in the 40th percentile and above in each of the three test sections is considered competitive)
- GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Anatomy and physiology
- Advanced biochemistry (may be taken concurrently with the program)
- General chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.
Required Program Costs
Academic Year 2023-2024
|Year of Program
|Tuition & Fees||$29,985||$33,980||$12,980||$9,980|
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
Other Educational Costs
Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.
- Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
- Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
- To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.