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Nutrition, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #13 (ARWU) Ithaca, NY, United States
Candidates for the Ph.D. degree select two minor concentrations, one of which is within the field. All degree programs require a thesis or dissertation; the specific requirements are determined by each candidate's Special Committee. Graduate students are generally required to assist in teaching as part of their training.
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  • Students may obtain training in many aspects of nutrition and in the biological or social sciences related to nutrition.
  •  For those preparing for laboratory experimentation in nutrition, minors in biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics usually are recommended, although other minors may be chosen. 
  • Students interested in community and international nutrition have access to active programs that provide opportunity for field experience in the United States or abroad.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject:

  • Community Nutrition
  • Human Nutrition
  • International Nutrition
  • Molecular Nutrition

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry are required for admission of all graduate students in Nutritional Sciences. Additional training in nutrition, physiology and biology are also recommended. For study relating to community aspects of nutrition, courses in the social sciences are also recommended. Applicants are required to submit GRE general test scores.

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam for Non-Native English Applicants
  • two recommendations
  • GRE general test
  • prior courses in organic chemistry with lab, biochemistry, and physiology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Ithaca

  • 1128 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Financial aid for students in the Ph.D. program is available on a competitive basis in form of fellowships, assistantships, and traineeships sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (in human nutrition) and the National Institutes of Health (in human nutrition and in maternal and child nutrition).
  • Financial aid for foreign students is very limited and is available only to the most highly qualified Ph.D. candidates. Thus, foreign applicants for graduate study in the Field of Nutrition should seek funding from their own governments, international agencies, private foundations or other sources. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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