Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition
Total Semester Credit Hours Required
A minimum of 90 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree including 6 semester credit hours for dissertation. The degree plan must be approved by all members of the advisory committee.
The NFS required courses (11 semester credit hours) for all doctoral degrees include the following requirements:
|NFS 5314||Nutrition and Human Metabolism||4|
|NFS 6123||Micronutrients in Human Nutrition||3|
|NFS 6124||Macronutrients in Human Nutrition||4|
Research Tools (12 semester credit hours)
|Other research tools may include foreign language, computer applications, research design, grant writing, laboratory techniques, or electronic information resources||6|
Additional Courses for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nutrition
|Additional courses may include:|
|Upper Level Nutrition Electives||6|
|NFS 5331||Seminar in Nutrition (Four times)||4|
Note: Total minimum semester credit hours needed for graduation is 90 semester credit hours. Additional information can be found at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences website.
Additional courses (9 semester credit hours) required for the Ph.D. in Nutrition: Emphasis in Food Science and Flavor Chemistry to include courses in biology, chemistry, and/or physics. Courses will be decided in consultation with the advisory committee.
Although there is no residency requirement, at least 50% of all the required semester credit hours for graduation must be earned at Texas Woman’s University.
Current information can be found in the PhD Handbook at Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences website.
The final examination is oral and includes defense of the dissertation and the research on which it is based. The final examination should not exceed three hours, and it may not be taken more than twice.