Nutrition Science PhD

School of Public Health and Health Professions

Program Description

Designed for students with previous master's level education in nutrition, the PhD in Nutrition Science provides a combination of didactic learning and research experience. This program emphasizes foundational courses in biochemistry, physiology, and nutrition as well as a variety of opportunities for conducting high-quality research in both laboratory and clinical settings. Program faculty study a wide range of topics, using a combination of animal and human models to answer both applied and mechanistic questions. This program will prepare students to excel in research and to become leaders in academia, industry and government.

Program Contact

Kristen Braunscheidel
206 Kimball Tower
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: 716-829-5713

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 72 Hours


  • 4 Years

Application Fee

  • $50

Special Requirements

Applicants to the PhD program are expected to have an MS degree in nutrition or a related field from an accredited college or university.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.