Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program

Program Info

The Nutritional Sciences Graduate Program offers multidisciplinary training that provides a broad understanding of the field of nutrition as well as the specialized knowledge needed to conduct research in a subfield. We offer M.S. and Ph. D. programs in two major emphasis areas:

Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology
Researchers use the tools of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and physiology to understand how organisms utilize nutrients to maintain optimal health.

Applied and Community Nutrition
Researchers use sociological, psychological, and anthropological methods as well as education theory to investigate factors that influence the nutritional status of individuals and communities.

Students working toward a degree in nutritional sciences take coursework in nutritional sciences and related topics and conduct a research project culminating in a final thesis or dissertation. Research mentorships are conducted by distinguished faculty from both Rutgers and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

We look for candidates with curiosity, ambition, and motivation. Applicants should have a strong background in biology and chemistry, including at least one semester each of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Specific admission requirements are on our web site.