University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Nutritional Sciences


P.O. Box 210030 , School of Anthropology University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721-0030

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

GCAN - Graduate Certificate in Nutritional Sciences -online, Ph.D. - Nutritional Sciences, M.S. - Nutritional Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona offers graduate programs leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Sciences under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Our interdisciplinary faculty hold appointments in the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, as well as research centers of excellence including the Arizona Cancer Center, Steele Memorial Children’s Research Center, Arthritis Center, Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Sarver Heart Center, Center on Aging, BIO5 - Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch and Collaboratory for Metabolic Disease Prevention and Treatment. The Nutritional Sciences Department has two signature research areas: -Bioactive Compounds, Nutrients and Lifestyle: Relationships to Cancer -Metabolic and Behavior Factors Influencing Body Composition Other active research programs include investigations in diabetes, obesity, immunity, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases. Fast Facts From 2007-2013, 30 students have graduated from the Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program (NSGP), 15 (50%) with a Master of Science and 15 (50%) with the Doctor of Philosophy. This includes 7 individuals from underrepresented groups. Read more on our current students or where our recent graduates are employed. Students can select a mentor from among 34 faculty members representing 11 disciplines. Read more on faculty and joint appointed faculty research interests. Graduate research projects reinforce strategic linkages between basic, translational and applied nutrition research. Read more on the research strengths of NSc. At the University of Arizona, the Department of Nutritional Sciences is a leader in providing an outstanding graduate program that advances the discovery and translation of the role of nutrition in optimizing health for people in Arizona, the nation and the world.


No accreditation beyond graduate degree is provided.

International Student Requirements:

Fluency in English is essential for successful graduate study. For applicants whose native language is not English, scores from the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required for admission. Submission of a minimum score of 550 paper based (PB), 213 computer based (CB), or 79 internet based (iBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination can be submitted in lieu of the TOEFL. The minimum IELTS score requirement for admissions consideration is a score of 7, with a score of no less than 6 on any individual module. In the case of both the TOEFL and the IELTS, test scores must be dated within two years of the date of enrollment. The institution code for the University of Arizona is 4832.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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