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The program offers a PhD in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with emphasis in Nutrition.

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission Criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadlines
FallDecember 30
SpringAugust 30
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in science and math classes
  • Prerequisites: Entering students are expected to have undergraduate training (lecture and laboratory courses) in general and organic chemistry and biology, a two-semester course in biochemistry and an upper-level human nutrition course.

Minimum Language Requirements

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Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Nutritional Sciences Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Statement of Purpose: Upload a Statement of Purpose, indicating your academic/research interests and career goals to the “Statement of Purpose” section of your online application.
  • Resume or Vita: Upload a current Resume or Vita to the “Resume/CV” section of your online application.
  • Recommendations: Enter the required information for at least three recommenders in the “Recommendations” section of your online application. The recommenders will receive an email with instructions for completing and submitting your recommendation. Please ensure that the recommenders are aware of the application deadline.
  • Statement of Goals Video: Upload a Statement of Goals Video to the “Portfolio” section of your online application. It should be a minimum of 1-minute long (recommended 3-5 minute) video on why you want to be in graduate school and your goals with the program.
  • TOEFL Scores (international applicants only)