Nutrition Graduate Program


Nutrition Graduate Program | College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Nutrition research has evolved to become a highly integrative discipline. The discipline covers such fundamental areas as molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, clinical nutrition, public health, and consumer issues, i.e., Cells to Community.

As such, research interest of the Nutrition Graduate Program faculty is broad and covers areas from human nutrition to molecular nutrition. Human nutrition research areas include community nutrition, disease prevention, epidemiology and healthy eating & exercise. Molecular and biochemical nutrition research areas include micronutrients (minerals & vitamins, antioxidants & phytochemicals) and macronutrients (carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism) with emphasis on bone metabolism, diabetes, obesity and cancer biology.

Research in the Nutrition Graduate Program is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense and other federal & state agencies and private industry. Several NGP faculty are principal investigators at the Linus Pauling Institute, an internationally recognized research facility devoted to the study of micronutrients and human health.

The goal of the Nutrition Graduate Program is to provide qualified students the opportunity to pursue studies in cutting-edge nutrition research and become prepared for a professional career in academia, government or industry in the fields of Human Nutrition or Molecular Nutrition. The Nutrition Graduate Program is in the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences. The Program offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Nutrition. 

Nutrition Graduate Program