The general requirements of the nutritional sciences degree at the masters level, in addition to those of ISU Graduate College, are:
- NutrS 501
- Graduate-level physiology (NutrS 549, KIN 550, KIN 551)
- 3-6 credits of graduate-level biochemistry
- 3 credits of graduate-level statistics (STAT 571)
- Graduate student orientation course (FS HN 580 or An S 501)
- Seminar(s) attendance in food science and human nutrition (FS HN 581) or animal science (An S 603)
- Seminar presentation course (FSHN 681 or An S equivalent)
- 1 semester credit of seminar pertaining to student’s research
- Teaching assistant requirement (FS HN 590C or AnS 590L)
- Summer lectureship (NutrS 505)
- Successful completion of a thesis and defense of the thesis.
Students are expected to complete the course work established by the Program of Study (POS) Committee based on specialization with a minimum of 30 graduate-level semester credits, not less than 22 of which must be earned at Iowa State University. For course descriptions view the catalog.
The general requirements of the nutritional sciences degree at the Ph.D. level, in addition to those of ISU Graduate College, are:
- Completion of all requirements of the M.S. degree in Nutritional Sciences
- 3 additional credits in each of graduate-level biochemistry, graduate-level statistics (Stat 571), and systemic physiology
- 1 additional graduate-level course in the field of study as deemed appropriate by the POS Committee
- Additional teaching assistant requirements (FS HN 590C or An S 690L)
- Satisfactory completion of a preliminary examination, a written dissertation, seminar presentation of dissertation research, and defense of the dissertation is also required.
Overall, a minimum of 72 graduate-level semester credits, no less than 36 of which must be earned at Iowa State University. For course descriptions view the catalog.