Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management
    403 Russell Hall, Box 870311 , Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Human Nutrition, PhD
 
 
 
Program Director(s): Dr. Linda Knol, (205) 348-8129
Application Contact: Dr. Linda Knol, (205) 348-8129
Application Deadline: February 1st for Fall Admission
  
Allow Conditional Language Admission?   Yes.
Offer Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)?   No.

Admission Requirements
Item Information
Application FeeRequired.
Statement of PurposeStatement of purpose for the intended graduate program. Your statement of purpose should include: 1. Intention and motivation toward the pursuit of a PhD in Human Nutrition with an emphasis in translational nutrition 2. Research qualifications 3. Teaching experience and expertise (Please discuss your ability to teach specific courses in our undergraduate curriculum – visit http://www.ches.ua.edu/major-course-checklists and scroll to "Food and Nutrition Major") 4. Selected research area and potential faculty research mentor. This program is a mentored research degree. As such, potential applicants will want to select a research mentor early in the program. Research goals and objectives should be discussed in the applicant’s statement of purpose so the admissions committee may determine whether this degree program fits well with the student’s area of interest.
Resume / CVRequired.
Letters of RecommendationThree (3) letters of recommendation from faculty or other health professionals capable of judging the applicant’s ability to complete graduate work.
TranscriptPlease upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading scheme. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission).
Graduate Admission Test Scores
NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, admission test scores are not required for students applying for summer 2020, fall 2020, and spring 2021 admission. Unofficial GRE scores required. Official scores must be submitted on admission (School Code: 1830). If a student has previously completed a Master’s degree prior to beginning the Doctoral program and maintained a graduate GPA =3.5, his/her application will be considered without the need to submit a GRE score. Students who have previously completed a Master’s degree prior to beginning the Doctoral program with a graduate GPA of =3.49 may be considered for admission, provided they also have a GRE score of =300. Upon admission, these students would need to receive permission to continue after the successful completion of 12 graduate hours. Students with a Bachelor’s degree will need to submit a GRE score. A score of =300 is required for consideration for admission. Additional requirements for international students can be found at https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/ .
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
English Proficiency TestNOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis we are accepting Duolingo scores (minimum of 105 for regular admission). Non-native speakers are required to submit unofficial TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores (official scores are submitted on admission) unless they meet at least one of the following criteria: 1) at the time of initial enrollment, they will hold a degree from a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 2) at the time of initial enrollment, they will have been enrolled in coursework for at least two years at a U.S. institution or an institution in one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below; 3) they are a citizen or legal resident of one of the English speaking countries or regions in the link below. https://graduate.ua.edu/prospective-students/international-admissions/
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.
Additional Requirements:If applying for an assistantship, please include the Departmental Application.http://www.nhm.ches.ua.edu/phd-in-human-nutrition.html

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