Ph.D. in Nutrition

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This program offers graduate-level courses in nutrition and human metabolism, clinical nutrition, and applied nutrition or nutrition in the life cycle. A dissertation is required.

This program is offered on our Denton and Houston campuses.

Careers & Salaries

If you are looking for a career as a university educator, research scientist or specialized professional within the field of nutrition, this is the degree program for you. Salaries vary widely, depending on which career focus you pursue after earning your Ph.D.

Why Nutrition at TWU?

As a doctoral student in this program, you will learn how to think like a critical, independent scientist. Our faculty members are pioneers in their fields. They will empower you to perform research of interest to you and conduct collaborative research with other departments, including:

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate semester credit hour prerequisites, including
    • Chemistry, including Organic and Biochemistry (9-12 hours)
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology (3-4 hours)
    • Introduction to Nutrition (3 hours)
    • Upper-level Nutrition, Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients and Nutrition through the Lifecycle (6-9 hours)
  • GRE required
  • One-two page statement of intent providing evidence of work and volunteer experience related to the intended field of study and goals
  • Two letters of recommendation

See full admission requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

Program Requirements

In the PhD in Nutrition program you will:

  • Complete the core requirements for the Nutrition & Food Sciences program
  • Submit a degree plan to the TWU Graduate School for approval
  • Submit a Ph.D. Qualifying Exam Application 2016-17 to the chair of the Ph.D. committee (after your degree plan is approved)
  • Pass the qualifying exam within six months of completing the core and research tool courses

See full program requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

How To Apply

  1. Apply to the TWU Graduate School
  2. After the graduate school reviews your application, the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences will review your application for acceptance into the program

For More Information

Monique LeMieux, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Nutrition PhD Handbook

Page last updated 8:26 AM, April 16, 2019