Nutritional Sciences


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Doctoral Degrees Offered: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Master Degrees Offered: Master of Science (M.S.)

Online Degrees: None

Area(s) of Specialization (will appear on all ISU transcripts after graduation): Animal Nutrition (M.S., Ph.D.); Global Nutrition (M.S., Ph.D.); Human Nutrition (M.S., Ph.D.); Molecular and Cellular Nutrition (M.S., Ph.D.);

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

  1. Have an in-depth and accurate knowledge and understanding of the field
  2. Understand central issues and current research areas that are important in the field
  3. Apply theoretical information to solve practical problems
  4. Prepare and communicate discipline-specific information in written and oral forms to scientific and lay audiences
  5. Design, conduct, and interpret research
  6. Facilitate learning in the classroom

Doctoral Degree Outcomes

Master's Degree Outcomes

Career Placement Outcomes

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Contact: Brenda Emery
Phone: 515-294-6442
E-mail Address:


ISU-wide: Academic Records, GPA, Statement of Purpose, Letters of Recommendation

Application Deadlines: Applications accepted all year. January 15 recommended for departmental assistantship consideration.

Program Requires GRE: Yes

Program Requires GMAT : No

Applicants are advised to request letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers who are able to describe in detail characteristics and qualifications which predict that the applicant will succeed in graduate school.
GRE, TOEFL and IELTS scores MUST be valid to be considered for admission.

Additional International Requirements:

English Proficiency Minimum:

TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
PTE 53

Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No

Financial Statement: Application

Mailing Address if needed:

Graduate Program Coordinator
Nutritional Sciences
220 MacKay Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1123