Our graduate program in nutrition utilizes a collaborative approach, featuring faculty experts from a number of departments at Texas A&M. Our program offers students the opportunity for advanced studies in human nutrition with emphasis in the broad fields of basic, molecular nutrition or applied human nutrition. Students can gain expertise in the areas of nutritional biochemistry, physiology, immunology, and/or molecular biology, while applied nutrition candidates may be interested in clinical, community or international nutrition research.
Deadline: December 1;
Deadline: September 1
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however students interested in funding opportunities need to apply by December 1.
* Programs with additional requirements and deadlines: Master of Clinical Nutrition
Master of Clinical Nutrition Dietetic Internship
This program combines a science-based education with a variety of supervised practice experiences to prepare students to be effective registered dietitian nutritionists.
Master of Science in Nutrition
Build on core curriculum courses in nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, and statistics, this degree provides professional training for students interested in performing specialized research in one of the many fields under basic or applied human nutrition.
Master of Science in Nutrition and Kinesiology Combined Degree
This combined degree provides integrative training for students who intend to become licensed practitioners in sport or clinical settings.
Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition
The doctoral program in nutrition allows emphasis in the broad fields of basic, molecular nutrition or applied human nutrition. Students are required to complete the core curriculum in nutrition which includes courses in nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, and/or epidemiology and biostatistics. We offer two routes to the Ph.D: a 64-credit hour route for those who have completed a master’s degree, and a 96-credit hour option for those who have only completed a bachelor’s degree.
Graduate Funding Opportunities
A number of fellowship and scholarship opportunities are available to graduate students. Most competitive funding opportunities provide a nonresident tuition waiver. Check with the department graduate office and the Graduate & Professional School at Texas A&M University for details. Students holding fellowships should check the current graduate catalog to determine registration requirements. Students holding graduate assistantships or fellowships should verify registration requirements with the Department of Nutrition Graduate Office.