Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science and Human Nutrition, Food Science Concentration

If a candidate has a master's degree in a related area, a minimum of 64 graduate hours, including up to 38 graduate hours of thesis research, must be completed. In consultation with the adviser and advisory committee, the remainder of the 64 graduate hours required for the degree consists of courses selected from inside or outside the department that are appropriate for training in the student's field of specialization. Upon completion of all necessary formal courses and special options, the student is required to take an oral preliminary examination. After passage of the preliminary examination, the student's activities are primarily devoted to thesis research. Upon submission of the dissertation, the candidate is required to pass a final oral examination before a graduate faculty committee. The Ph.D. degree may be combined with an M.D. in the Medical Scholars Program.

Entering with approved M.S./M.A. degree

See handbook for required courses26
FSHN 599Thesis Research (max applied toward degree )38
Total Hours64

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Additional courses may be required beyond the concentration minimum per Advisory Committee recommendation
Qualifying Exam RequiredYes
Preliminary Exam RequiredYes
Final Exam/Thesis Defense RequiredYes
Dissertation Deposit RequiredYes
Minimum GPA:3.0

Entering with approved B.S./B.A. degree

See handbook for required courses26
FSHN 599Thesis Research (max applied toward degree)70
Total Hours96

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Additional courses may be required beyond the concentration minimum per Advisory Committee recommendation
Qualifying Exam RequiredYes
Preliminary Exam RequiredYes
Final Exam/Thesis Defense RequiredYes
Dissertation Deposit RequiredYes
Minimum GPA:3.0
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For additional details and requirements refer to the department's graduate handbook and the Graduate College Handbook