Some preparatory academic work may be required in addition to the minimum specialization requirements for the degree; the need for such work is determined in consultation with an adviser.
- Foundation courses in nutrition and dietetics (12 credits)
- Cognate study (by advisement) – course related to, but not in your specialized field of study (3 credits)
- Research methods courses (15 credits)
- Dissertation proposal seminar (3 credits)
- Departmental doctoral seminar* (3 credits)
- Specialization courses (by advisement) (minimum 18 credits)
Total: 54 points**
- Departmental candidacy examination, which includes a written and oral examination
- Preparation and defense of a research proposal
- Development and completion of a doctoral research project
- A dissertation on the project
- A final oral examination on the dissertation research
*Additional credits of NUTR-GE 3098 Departmental Doctoral Seminar (1) as required to maintain matriculation
**Students matriculating with previous graduate work or master's degrees may be held for fewer credits as determined in consultation with an adviser.