Ph.D. - Foods and Nutrition, M.S.- Foods and Nutrition;
The objective of our program is to prepare students to function as nutrition professionals, to meet the changing needs of society and industry, and to generate scholarly work in the areas of Foods and Nutrition. Graduates are placed in a variety of dietetics positions as well as research positions with universities, medical schools, federal laboratories, and industry. The primary emphasis of our program is the scientific basis for diversity in the human needs for foods and nutrients, the metabolic responses to dietary change, and the interactions among genetics, nutrients and food consumption patterns on human health and well being. Most students are actively involved in research and many have the opportunity to give presentations at local, state, and national meetings. Approximately 30 to40 graduate students are enrolled each year. Financial aid in the form of teaching or research assistantships is available on a highly competetive basis.