Nutrition and Dietetics (PhD)

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Program Description

The interdisciplinary PhD program in Nutrition and Dietetics provides broad training in education, specialization, and research theory and applications. The program is designed specifically to meet the needs of employed professionals who desire further education to advance in their careers or to develop a career in academia and research. The program prepares graduates for teaching, research, administrative, and leadership positions in academic, public health, government, industry, and other institutions.

The PhD program is small and highly selective. Within the program’s overall structure, students are encouraged to select specific courses, course sequences, and dissertation proposal and research topics that meet their individual interests and goals. Students may be eligible for the MPhil degree award upon completion of all coursework and an approved dissertation proposal.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.