Nutritional Science, PhD and Public Health, MPH

for the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Science


The M.P.H. can be earned jointly with the Ph.D. in Nutritional Science. In the joint program up to 12 hours of coursework may be applied to both degrees, and the degrees are conferred simultaneously at the completion of the program.

for the Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in Nutritional Science


The M.P.H. can be earned jointly with the Ph.D. in Nutritional Science. In the joint program up to 12 hours of coursework may be applied to both degrees, and the degrees are conferred simultaneously at the completion of the program.

CHLH 410Public Health Practice4
CHLH 469Environmental Health4
CHLH 540Health Behavior: Theory4
CHLH 550Health Policy: United States4
CHLH 572Principles of Epidemiology4
CHLH 573Biostatistics in Public Health4
CHLH 575Chronic Disease Prevention4
CHLH 577Health Program Evaluation4
CHLH 594Special Topics (Cultural Competence and Health Promotion)4
CHLH 587MPH Applied Practice Experience4
CHLH 589MPH Integrative Learning Experience2
Area of concentration coursework from approved list, min 3 (may be met by Ph.D. core courses)
Electives and seminars, min 3 (may be met by Ph.D. core courses)
NUTR 500Nutritional Sciences Seminar (enrollment each semester and one presentation during program)1
Select one or both of the following (max 4):1-4
Seminar in Foods and Nutrition
Disciplinary Seminar
NUTR 510Topics in Nutrition Research5-9
or NUTR 561 Advanced Clinical Nutrition
NUTR 511Regulation of Metabolism4
Two additional courses in general nutrition6-8
Ph.D. Research/Project/Independent Study Hours (2 max applied toward degree)2
NUTR 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)40
Total Hours100

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Minimum Number of 500-level Hours Required Overall in Program: 12 (8 within M.P.H.)
Masters Degree Required for Admission to PhD? No
Qualifying Exam Required Yes
Preliminary Exam Required Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required Yes
Minimum GPA: 3.0