Nutrition

Sample Plan to Complete Doctoral Program

 

Fall

Spring

Year 1

 

Biostatistics I (3)

Biostatistics II (3)

 

Advanced Nutrition I (3)

Advanced Nutrition II (3)

  Research methods course (3) Research Applications (3)
 

Cognate studies class (3)

Elective (3)

 

Doctoral Seminar (0)

Doctoral Seminar (0)

Benchmarks

 
  • Satisfactory completion of courseworks (24 credits)
  • Gain experience working on a research project
  • Year 1 paper: write review paper and present to doctoral seminar
  • Teaching experience
  • Faculty evaluation/review at end of the year

Year 2

 

Research Course (6)

Research Course (6)

 

Nutrition Epidemiology (3)

Dissertation Proposal Course (3)

 

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

 

Doctoral Seminar (0)

Doctoral Seminar (0)

Benchmarks

 
  • Satisfactory completion of coursework (24 credits)
  • Year 2 paper: Data analysis leading to conference presentation or research publication
  • Present during doctoral seminar
  • Teaching experience
  • Spring or Summer of year 2: Candidacy Exam and Faculty review/evaluation
  • Faculty evaluation/review at end of year
* The goal is to complete 48 credits at the end of the 2nd year

Year 3

 

Doctoral Seminar (1)

Doctoral Seminar (1)

Benchmarks

 
  • Satisfactory completion of coursework (6 credits)
  • Identify committee members for dissertation research
  • Data analysis leading to conference presentation or research publication
  • Present during doctoral seminar
  • Dissertation proposal defense
  • Develop proposal for dissertation funding/support
  • Expanded teaching experience

Year 4

 

Doctoral Seminar (1)

Doctoral Seminar (1)

Benchmarks

 
  • Satisfactory progress on dissertation research
  • Data analysis leading to conference presentation or research publication
  • Present during doctoral seminar
  • Expanded teaching experience