Nutrition Graduate Major (MS, PhD)
Graduate Areas of Concentration
Also available via Ecampus.
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. Either thesis or non-thesis based original research is required for the MS degree. Successful defense of scholarly research in a doctoral dissertation must be completed as part of the requirements for the PhD degree.
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 or practice in dietetics.
Information on the nutrition graduate program graduate fellowships and assistantships is available at the website. Click on the "Application and Admission Requirements" link.
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Major Code: 4660
- Understand the fundamental principles and concepts that address the social, behavioral, and environmental determinants of public health. Social determinants include race and ethnicity, disability status, and socioeconomic status.
- Summarize and communicate major issues and current research problems in the field of nutrition.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and current research problems in the field of macronutrient metabolism.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the major issues and current research problems in the field of micronutrient metabolism.
- Design and carry out original research in the field of nutrition.
- Communicate original research orally and in written form.
- Identify ethical issues in biomedical research and articulate remedies for dealing with these issues.
Thesis track requires a minimum of 45 credits, including 6 thesis credits; courses are selected in consultation with their Nutrition Faculty Advisor.
Non-thesis track requires a minimum of 45 credits, including 6 credits for a capstone project; course are selected in consultation with their Nutrition Faculty Advisor.
A minimum of 108 credits. Courses selected in consultation with their Nutrition Faculty Advisor.
Major Code: 4660