Ohio State Nutrition Program Doctor of Philosophy

About us

The PhD program in nutrition is an interdisciplinary program among the Colleges of Education and Human Ecology; Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Medicine.

The PhD program combines course work with experiential learning to prepare students for the interdisciplinary nature of modern nutrition science, equip students to adapt to the constantly developing and changing methods in quantitative and qualitative research in the nutritional sciences, and provide students with the oral and written communication skills required for the competitive job market.

The only program of its kind in the state of Ohio, the PhD program in nutrition has access to four colleges on the Columbus campus; the OARDC Research Center in Wooster, Ohio; more than 15 departments; over 40 faculty members; and prominent centers such as the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Food Innovation Center.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.