Interdepartmental Nutrition

Graduate Degree Program Summary

Graduate programs offered

Earn a Graduate Degree

  • MS in Nutrition
  • PhD in Nutrition
Areas of Study

These informal areas of focus may help to shape your course of study but they will not appear on transcripts.

  • Animal Science
  • Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition
  • Community Nutrition and Health Promotion
  • Food Science
  • Nutraceuticals

Online and Distance Opportunities

Some online coursework may be available for your program; contact dept. for details.

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Interdepartmental Nutrition

Interdepartmental Graduate Chair
Dr. Julie Albrecht

Graduate Coordinator
Ms. Lori Rausch
lrausch1@unl.edu
402-472-3724

Campus Address
110 Ruth Leverton Hall
Lincoln NE 68583-0806


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Application checklist and deadlines

1. Required by Graduate Studies

Submit these items as part of the standard steps to admission.

2. Required by Interdepartmental Nutrition

After you apply, allow one business day for us to set up your access so you can complete these requirements via MyRED.

  • Entrance exam(s): GRE
  • Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Statement of goals
  • Resume

When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.


Application Deadlines for Interdepartmental Nutrition
  • For Financial Consideration: March 15 for Fall. October 15 for Spring.
  • Otherwise: Rolling admissions, contact the department for more information.

Application/admission is for entry in a specific term and year. UNL's academic year is divided into 3 terms: Fall (August-December), Spring (January-May), and Summer (multiple sessions May-August). Some UNL programs accept new students only in certain terms and/or years; if your desired entry term isn't mentioned here, you may want to consult the department for clarification.

Description

The Interdepartmental Nutrition Program's mission is to develop cutting-edge, multidisciplinary education and research programs that integrate animal biology and food to improve human and animal nutrition and health. The INP offers an extensive curriculum and a wide range of research opportunities. Integrating the expertise of three departments allows students greater flexibility in tailoring their research and coursework to their personal and professional interests.

The department offers research-based degrees in several diverse areas of study: Animal Science, Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Community Nutrition and Health Promotion, Food Science, and Nutraceuticals.

Because of the diversity of degree programs offered through the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences and the Nutrition Interdepartmental program, students are encouraged to refer to the Nutrition and Health Sciences website to learn more about areas of study and degree programs, admission requirements, and step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Cost of attendance

Cost differs from one student to another. For details see Tuition, Fees, and Funding or try our Cost Estimator.

Courses and More

Admitted students will choose courses from the Course Catalog, typically in: During the first half of their coursework, students will work with an advisor to create a plan of study — one of the essential Steps to Degree Completion.

Faculty and research

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Julie Albrecht

Food Safety

Dennis Brink

Mineral Requirements; Immunocompetence of Ruminants Fed Forages

Tom Burkey

Nonruminant Nutrition; Gastrointestinal Physiology

Timothy Carr

Cholesterol and Bile Acid Metabolism; Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease; Role of Dietary Fat, Fiber, and Phytochemicals

Weiwen Chai

Nutritional Epidemiology and Dietary Analyses within Large Cohorts; Survey Development and Validation; Assessment of Nutrition Intervention, Obesity, Cancer and Ethnic Differences in Disease Risk

Joel Cramer

Exercise and Nutrition for Health, Muscle Strength, and Body Composition across the Lifespan

Juan Cui

Computational and Systems Biology; Bioinformatics; Cancer Informatics; Data Mining and Machine Learning

Galen Erickson

Environmental-Nutritional Interactions in Feedlots; Grain Processing and Starch Use; Corn Byproduct Utilization; Protein Requirements of Feedlot Cattle; Nutritional Effects on Pathogen Excretion

Lisa Franzen Castle

Community Nutrition and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Nutrition

Terry Housh

Growth and Development in Young Athletes; Muscle Function

Karsten Koehler

Complex Regulation of Energy Balance in Exercising Individuals and its Implications for Health and Performance

Paul Kononoff

Forage Quality; Ruminal Fermentation

James MacDonald

Ruminant Nutrition; Beef Cattle Nutrition and Beef Cattle Production Systems

Phillip Miller

Swine Nutrition; Liver Metabolism; Nutrient Intake; Growth Criteria

Regis Moreau

Nutritional Genomics; Metabolic Disorders

Sheila Purdum

Monogastric and Poultry Nutrition

Vicki Schlegel

Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

Richard Schmidt

Exercise Testing; Clinical Exercise Physiology; Occupational Physiology; Military and Law Enforcement Sports Medicine

Qiaozhu Su

Overeating and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress

Stephen Taylor

Food Allergens; Immunochemical Methods

Dong Wang

Bioinformatics; Statistical Genetics; Non-Parametric Methods

Randy Wehling

Food Analysis

Amy Yaroch

Obesity Prevention in Youth; Local Food Systems and Health; Survey Development and Evaluation; Health Disparities

Janos Zempleni

Chromatin Biology; Genome Stability; (Stem) Cell Differentiation; Adipocytes; Water-Soluble Vitamins; Gene Regulation

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