Human Sciences (PHD) - Nutrition and Health Sciences

The Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences offers graduate degrees within Research Areas and Professional Specializations that are driven by the graduate faculty.

See Nutrition and Health Sciences for more information.

Admission Requirements

  • Assistantship:  To be considered for an assistantship, check the appropriate boxes on the Funding section of the Additional Information page and upload your completed Assistantship Application in the Assistantship section.
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement:  This statement is one of the most critical parts of your application. This is your opportunity to tell us about your personal and professional goals, why you desire a graduate degree in this area, and anything else that provides the Graduate Committee with a glimpse of "who you are." Demonstrate to the Graduate Committee that your goals have been well thought out and that you understand what you are getting into. If you have job and/or volunteer experience that is relevant to your academic pursuits, be sure to provide details. It is helpful to highlight your strengths, although you should also address any weaknesses (such as poor grades or low GRE scores) and describe how that will affect your success as a graduate student. If you believe there are extenuating circumstances that have hindered your academic progress, you should describe them in enough detail to help the Graduate Committee judge your application. (1-2 pages)
  • Faculty:  Identify at least one (max 3) graduate faculty members with whom you are applying to work. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact graduate faculty members before applying, as those who do not secure an advisor will be denied. Refer to program summaries for lists of faculty and their research areas.

UNL Graduate Chairs and staff please complete the program update form to provide edits. Updates to graduate program pages are made on an annual basis in conjunction with the Graduate Application for Admission.