PhD in Nutrition Requirements

The PhD in nutrition requires extensive coursework in stable isotopes and metabolomics with a focused metabolic research project.  However, there is an opportunity for elective coursework - one specifically tailored both to the research interests and career goals of each student. The doctoral student must complete courses in:

  • Metabolic Regulation
  • Molecular Nutrition
  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Elective studies

Additional information about graduate degree programs may be obtained directly from the department by contacting Dr. David Lodowski via email ( or phone (216.368.6971).

Additional Requirements

Completion of the following is required prior to starting the doctoral coursework:

  • MS in Nutrition (or equivalent).  This requirement may be waived for applicants with exceptional academic records and research potential.
  • Upon admission to the Doctoral Program in Nutrition, the department Chair will assign the student a selected academic advisor from the doctoral level faculty.