PhD Curriculum

Minimum Credits
Core Knowledge
Knowledge Base

8

NUTR 60500, 60600, 60700: Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology I, II, and III

6

Graduate Level Statistics (e.g. STAT 50300 plus 51200)

Core Skill Base
Presentations

1

NUTR 69400 Introductory Presentation Skills in Nutrition Science

1

NUTR 62600 Advanced Presentation Skills in Nutrition Science

1

NUTR 69500 Interdepartmental Nutrition Seminar

Writing

1

NUTR 62700 Scientific Writing in Nutrition Science 

1

Grant Writing (see manual)

Professional

1

Professional Development (e.g. GRAD 59000)

1

Ethics in Science (e.g. GRAD 61200)

Advanced Knowledge

Nutrition 4 Two graduate level courses related to nutrition
Specialty 4 Two specialty courses to provide the student with adequate breadth and depth of training in their specialty area

29

Total minimum required course credits
Research

Variable

90

Total minimum credits required for PhD graduation by Purdue University

NOTES:

  1. Your Advisory Committee may require you to take additional courses. This is within their advisory power.
  2. The difference between formal course credits and Purdue Graduate requirements are obtained by registering for research credits.
  3. Students are also required to register for NUTR 69500 seminar for 0 credit each semester when they are not registered for NUTR 69500 (1 credit).
  4. Curriculum is effective Fall 2012.

Suggested Sequence for INP PhD curriculum:

Year in Program Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer
Year 1

NUTR 60500: Nutr Bchm & Phys I

Graduate Level Statistics

NUTR 69900 Research

NUTR 60600 Nutr Bchm & Phys II

NUTR 60700 Nutr Bchm & Phys II

Graduate Level Statistics 

NUTR 69400 Intro Pres Skills

NUTR 69900 Research

NUTR 69900 Research
Select advisory committee before second year
Year 2

Nutrition course

Specialty course

NUTR 62700 Scientific Writing

Ethics

NUTR 69900 Research

Nutrition course

Specialty course

NUTR 62600 Advanced Presentation Skills

NUTR 69900 Research

NUTR 69900 Research
Complete preliminary exam
Year 3

Grant writing

Professional Development (i.e. GRAD 59000)

NUTR 69900 Research

NUTR 69900 Research

NUTR 69500 Seminar (or later)

NUTR 69900 Research
Year 4-on NUTR 69900 Research NUTR 69900 Research NUTR 69900 Research
Write and defend dissertation

 

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