Nutrition Graduate Major (MS, PhD, MAIS)
Graduate Areas of Concentration
The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in nutrition. The program of study integrates multiple disciplines relevant to nutrition, including molecular, biochemical, physiological and clinical nutrition. The overall goal of the program is for the student to gain a "cutting-edge" understanding of contemporary issues in nutrition and apply these concepts to human health.
Research in nutrition is focused on human nutrition and nutrient effects on physiological systems impacting human health. Our research programs seek the discovery of new knowledge, information, techniques and/or interventions that can promote the optimal health of individuals and families in Oregon, nationally, and worldwide. A thesis based on original research is required for the MS and PhD degree programs.
Since nutrition builds upon the natural sciences, entering graduate students should have a strong background in chemistry, physiology, nutrition, statistics, and biochemistry.
Depending upon their concentration, graduates are prepared for positions in academic research and teaching or research and development in industry or government.
Information on the nutrition graduate program graduate fellowships and assistantships is available at the website: http://health.oregonstate.edu/degrees/graduate/nutrition, click on the "Application and Admission Requirements" link.
For additional information about the college and school, visit the website at http://health.oregonstate.edu/.