Ph.D. Curriculum

Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 80 credits in graduate-level courses to be eligible for the Ph.D. degree. M.S. degrees earned in nutrition or a related field may be counted for a maximum of 30 of the 80-hour requirement for the Ph.D. degree. Relevant graduate credit taken in excess of the 30 credit M.S. degree may be transferred to the doctoral program upon approval from the Graduate Studies Committee. The OSUN director initiates this request for transfer of graduate credit. This transfer should occur during the first quarter of doctoral enrollment.

See below for a sample curriculum:

Credits Class
15 Required courses are: 7761 Macronutrients, 7762 Micronutrients, 7789 Nutrition Research Design, 7899 Oral Research Communication, and 8835 Grantsmanship.

Students must also take 8801 Advanced Macronutrients and 8802 Advanced Micronutrients OR HN 7804 Advanced Community Nutrition and International Nutrition and 7806 Advanced Nutrition Education.

Classes are cross-listed between Human Nutrition and Animal Sciences.

Many students have the equivalent of 7761 and 7762 from a Master's degree and will not need to take.
2-4 Advanced Nutrition Classes
4 Graduate Physiology
3-7 Advanced Statistics
Stats 5301 and 5302 are recommended, and AS 7000 Applied Biometrics
4-7 Supporting Course Work and Skill Development
 5 Seminar is to be taken every semester except summer
20-25 Research Hours
  8998 is taken precandidacy and 8999 is taken post-candidacy

Students are recommended to discuss their curriculum with their advisor and advisory committee about long-term goals and research interests. Please see the handbook for a complete listing of classes approved by the OSUN Graduate Studies Committee. All classes not approved must be taken under approval of the student's advisor and the OSUN Graduate Studies Committee.