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Nutritional Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Lexington-Fayette, KY, United States
The Ph.D. Program in the Division of Nutritional Sciences from University of Kentucky offers advanced multidisciplinary studies that serve as a springboard for nutrition-related careers in academia, industry and government. 
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Overview

The program emphasizes interdisciplinary research opportunities in laboratories run by nationally known faculty, with nutrition-related studies ranging from molecular mechanisms to complex metabolic interactions, disease-health interactions and behavioral processes.

One of the Division’s primary areas of research and training targets nutrition and chronic diseases, with a focus on obesity and associated disorders of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Other specialty areas include nutrition and oxidative stress, nutrition and aging, clinical nutrition, animal nutrition and food science.

The Nutritional Sciences program is offered at University of Kentucky.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Nutritional Sciences Part 
  • Ethics
  • Ethics in Scientific Research
  • Current Topics in Nutrition
  • Seminar in Nutritional Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning
  • An M.S. degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.2 or above on a 4.0 scale, or a B.S. degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. 
  • An average Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score on the verbal, quantitative and analytical sections that is greater than the 50th percentile. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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