Ph.D. in Nutrition

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, including collaborative research with other departments, such as biology, chemistry, kinesiology and health studies.

Program Requirements

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences requires undergraduate semester credit hours prerequisites for this degree programSee full program requirements in the Graduate Catalog.

How To Apply

To be reviewed for candidacy to the doctoral program, you need to:

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

For More Information

Parakat Vijayagopal, Ph.D.
Professor
940-898-2709

Nutrition PhD Handbook