The Department of Nutrition offers advanced degrees in a number of subject areas. Any and all of these training opportunities are part of the CWRU School of Medicine umbrella PhD programs, namely the Biomedical Scientist Training Program (BSTP) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). Applications and admission into the PhD programs in Nutrition are processed and evaluated through these channels. For additional questions regarding the PhD programs in Nutrition, contact Dr. Danny Manor (firstname.lastname@example.org). For information about Systems Biology and Bioinformatics PhD Programs, click here.
- Click here if you are ready to apply for admission to the BSTP program at Case Western Reserve University with Nutrition as your Priority Program of Interest (or PPI). Priority will be given to applications received by December 1. We will continue to review applications received after the priority deadline, but not beyond the final application deadline of January 15). The School of Graduate Studies processes the application and your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as it is complete. Note, a non-refundable application fee of $50 is required.
Please note that our program has limited financial resources for supporting students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
In order to earn a PhD in Nutrition, a student must complete rotations in at least three laboratories followed by selection of a research advisor, completion of Core and Elective coursework, including responsible conduct of research, as described in the plan of study. Each graduate program follows the overall regulations established and described in CWRU Graduate Studies and documented to the Regents of the State of Ohio. Completion of the PhD degree will require 36 hours of coursework (24 hours of which are graded) and 18 hours of NTRN 701 Dissertation PhD.
In addition, each student must successfully complete a qualifying examination for advancement to candidacy in the form of a short grant proposal and an oral defense. During the dissertation period, students are expected to meet twice a year with their thesis committee, present seminars in the department, and fulfill journal publication requirements. Throughout the doctoral training, students are expected to be enthusiastic participants in seminars, journal clubs, and research meetings in the lab and program.
- Application for the PhD in Nutrition program in conjunction with the Medical Sciences Training Program (MSTP). Students in the MSTP Program are required to complete the standard requirements for the PhD degree, in addition to the curricular requirements for the MD degree. Upon completion of their PhD work, the students will return to medical school curriculum to complete their MD. Admissions Information >>