Ph.D. Degree in Nutritional Sciences

The mission of the GPN is to promote and develop leaders in Nutrition. All students are admitted on a provisional basis pending satisfactory completion of the candidacy examination designed to assess the student's potential and academic preparation for doctoral study.

As stated in the Graduate Degree Program Bulletin, “no specified number of courses completed or credits earned will assure attainment of the doctorate.” The Bulletin does describe a general requirement of a period of residence, a satisfactory thesis and the successful completion of a Comprehensive Exam and final oral exam. Specific course requirements for Ph.D. candidates in the graduate program in nutritional sciences are indicated below.


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Old Main, State College, PA 16801

State College , United States

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