In the Nutrition and Dietetics doctoral degree, you will choose a specialized area of study and build upon foundational courses in dietetics and research methods before proposing, writing, and defending a unique dissertation.Request Info
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A core component of completing the doctoral degree in Nutrition and Dietetics is writing and defending a dissertation on a relevant research topic of your choosing. You will work closely with faculty mentor(s) throughout the dissertation process to structure and advance the project.
Previous graduates have selected a range of topics to explore in their dissertations, including individuals’ cooking beliefs, students’ eating behaviors, and the relationship between nutrition and various food environments.
The doctoral degree in Nutrition and Dietetics offers an interdisciplinary course of study that prepares you for advanced teaching, research, administrative, and leadership positions in academic, public health, government, or other industry institutions.
Departmental participation including Fall and Spring doctoral seminar
Engagement in research project development
Teaching experience and curriculum development
Candidacy examination and research proposal in the second year
Work with a primary mentor
Funding for Full-Time PhD Students
We offer our full-time doctoral students a competitive funding program that includes tuition and living expenses and includes teaching opportunities, and faculty mentoring. All doctoral applicants regardless of citizenship will be considered for scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships. US students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to also be considered for student loans. For more information about financial aid see the Steinhardt Financial Aid website and the NYU Financial Aid website.
If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Dr. Kristie Lancaster at KJL1@nyu.edu.
Recent PhD in Nutrition and Dietetics graduate Dr. Miriam Mahmood investigated the feasibility and outcomes of an internet-based, culinary behavioral weight loss program for NYU undergrads.