Nutritional Sciences, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Core Courses
Required Courses
NSCI 5033Macronutrients in Human Nutrition3
NSCI 5043Micronutrients in Human Nutrition3
NSCI 5123Research Methods in Nutritional Sciences3
NSCI 6960 (Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 4 credit hours.)2
NSCI 6451Advanced Grant Writing in Nutritional Sciences (or AGED 5203, or NSCI 5120, or GRAD 5890)1
NSCI 5023Advanced Nutrition in the Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease3
or STAT 5083 Statistics for Biomedical Researchers
or REMS 6003 Analyses of Variance
HS 6993Graduate Seminar in Human Sciences3
Hours Subtotal18
Dissertation and Other Requirements
Combination of Dissertation and Electives to total 42 hours:42
Advanced Nutrition in the Pathophysiology of Chronic Disease
Advanced Nutrition for Exercise and Sport
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Nutrition and Aging
Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics
Obesity Prevention Across the Lifespan
Global Nutrition and Food Security
Nutritional Assessment
Advanced Nutrition Education and Counseling
Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
Advanced Community Nutrition
Advanced Laboratory Techniques in Nutritional Sciences
Problems in Nutritional Science
Nutritional Epidemiology
Advanced Energy Metabolism
Independent Study in Nutritional Sciences
Molecular Genetics
Articulation of Research Logic
Biochemical Principles
Biochemical Laboratory Methods
Signal Transduction
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Protein Structure and Enzyme Function
Biomembranes and Bioenergetics
Mammalian Physiology
Gerontological Counseling
Basic Counseling Skills
Multicultural Counseling
Adult Development and Aging
Research Perspectives in Gerontology
Theories of Aging
Human Electrocardiographic Interpretation
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Clin Ex Test & Prescript
Human Bioenergetics
Psychological Aspects of Health
General Epidemiology
Cultural Issues In Health
Management and Organization Theory
Food Safety and Public Health
Food Safety and Public Health
Research Design and Methodology
Computer Applications in Nonparametric Data Analyses
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Factor Analysis in Behavioral Research
Program Evaluation
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Culture, Society and Education
Introduction to Qualitative Inquiry
Qualitative Research I
Qualitative Research II
Global Population and Social Problems
Nonparametric Methods
Sample Survey Designs
Time Series Analysis
Multivariate Methods
Categorical Data Analysis
Sas Programming
Experimental Designs
VBSC 6120
NSCI 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 45 credit hours.)
Hours Subtotal42
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval