12 months
33600 USD/year
33600 USD/year
13400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Nutritional Sciences program from University of Arizona is leading the way in cutting-edge research into diverse areas of human health, from variables affecting body composition, to nutrigenomics and precision nutrition, to cancer prevention. 

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Key Features

Other active research programs include investigations in diabetes, obesity, immunity, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular diseases.

The Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona offers traditional graduate research programs leading to a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nutritional Sciences under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. A minor in Nutritional Sciences is offered to PhD students.

Our interdisciplinary faculty hold appointments in the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, as well as research centers of excellence including the Arizona Cancer Center, Steele Memorial Children’s Research Center, Arthritis Center, Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Sarver Heart Center, Center on Aging, BIO5 - Institute for Collaborative Bioresearch and Collaboratory for Metabolic Disease Prevention and Treatment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics for Applied Nutritional Sciences 
  • Metabolism and Energetics 
  • Nutrition and Disease 
  • Micronutrients 
  • Advanced Nutrigenomics
  • Laboratory Rotation
  • Emergencing Topics  in Nutritional Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One semester of Organic Chemistry (3 units) with laboratory (1 unit), equivalent to Chem 241 A, B and Chem 243 A, B
  • One year (minimum 6 units) of upper division Biochemistry (junior or senior level)
  • One year (6 units) of Biology, equivalent to BIO 181R and 182R (Microbiology can count toward one semester of this requirement)
  • One year (minimum 4-6 units) of Human Physiology equivalent to either PISO 380 or PSIO 201 and 202
  • One semester (3 units) of upper division, undergraduate Nutrition Science, equivalent to NSC 408 Nutritional Biology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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