The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences offers a graduate program leading to the Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Nutrition. This program of study integrates multiple disciplines relevant to nutrition, including molecular, biochemical, physiological and clinical nutrition. The overall goal is for the student to gain a "cutting-edge" understanding of contemporary issues in nutrition and apply these concepts to human health.

Research in nutrition is focused on human nutrition and nutrient effects on physiological systems impacting human health. Our research programs seek the discovery of new knowledge, information, techniques and/or interventions that can promote the optimal health of individuals and families in Oregon, nationally, and worldwide. A thesis based on original research is required for the MS and PhD degree programs.

Since nutrition builds upon the natural sciences, entering graduate students should have a strong background in chemistry, physiology, nutrition, statistics, and biochemistry.

Depending upon their concentration, graduates are prepared for positions in academic research and teaching or research and development in industry or government.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Fall Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

MS and PhD applications and documents are accepted only through theSOPHAS online admissions system.  Do not submit applications or documents to the Graduate School.  All questions regarding SOPHAS use, fees and policies should be directed to the Nutrition program.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
December 01
Funding Deadline for all applicants
December 01

Available Concentrations ?

  • nutrition

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a secondary or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)