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Department of Nutrition Graduate Programs in Medicine Case Western Reserve University

  • Cleveland, OH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 86%14%
    student ratio
  • 70
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 50%
    acceptance rate
  • 5 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

Master of Science Programs Are Offered in Nutrition and Public Health Nutrition Along with a Ph.D. in Nutrition

The Department of Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is committed to high standards in the education and training for students pursuing careers in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, molecular nutrition, dietetics, public health nutrition, or other biomedical sciences; students preparing for careers in medicine, dentistry, or nursing; health professionals desiring continuing education; and students for whom knowledge of nutrition will enhance their lives, professions, and contributions to society.

Case Western Reserve University students can earn an Master of Science or a Ph.D. in nutrition. A Master of Science in public health nutrition that includes an accredited dietetic internship is also offered.

The Ph.D. Program Is Thorough, Providing a Broad Perspective and Excellent Foundation

The mission of the Case Western Reserve University Ph.D. program in nutrition in is to increase the number of scientists, academicians, and researchers who understand how to integrate the disciplines of molecular biology, metabolism, and nutritional science to formulate questions and solve problems in relation to the metabolic diseases of society. The increasing number of metabolic disease problems, e.g., diabetes, require these appropriately trained individuals.

Students in Case Western Reserve University's Ph.D. program work closely with a research adviser and mentor who has an active NIH funded research program for their focused research area. In addition, through course work and seminars, students gain a broad perspective and excellent foundation in the requisite knowledge and skills of molecular biology, biochemistry, and metabolism as well as in nutrition for health promotion and disease prevention.

Case Western Reserve University, a major research institution, has outstanding resources to support the education of students. The School of Medicine has three new research laboratory buildings: Wolstein, the Biomedical Research Building (BRB), and the Research Tower addition to the Wood Building. The Department of Nutrition has all the necessary equipment and facilities to conduct cutting-edge research. The university is ranked No. 1 for total NIH research dollars for nutrition departments in schools of medicine in the U.S.

Students complete the Ph.D. degree within 4 to 6 years. The four-year completion usually occurs with a student who has earned the M.S. in nutrition at CWRU prior to beginning the Ph.D. program. During the M.S. in nutrition, these students would have already completed certain course work, such as biochemistry, nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, human physiology, and advanced human nutrition science.

Case Western Reserve University Conducts Research and Performs Community Outreach

In part, the Department of Nutrition contributes to the development of nutrition science, dietetic practice, public health and education by planning and conducting research. The department also encourages participation in interdisciplinary research activities, provides consultations to the Cleveland, Ohio, community, and disseminates information through publications and presentations.

The department also demonstrates leadership and contributes to society by participating in professional groups and learned societies. Furthermore, it collaborates with the community in Cleveland, Ohio, to enhance the quality of life.

Students Receive Full Financial Support Throughout Their Programs

Each Ph.D. student (domestic or international) receives full tuition support for their entire program, a yearly stipend of $25,000, and payment of student health insurance. Case Western Reserve University awards the same stipend as all other basic science departments in the School of Medicine. Support comes from the NIH grant of the student's research adviser in most cases. The number of new Department of Nutrition Ph.D. student openings in a given year is determined by the current grant funding of the research faculty. In addition to tuition, stipend, and health insurance, all Case Western Reserve University Department of Nutrition Ph.D. students receive from the department a new laptop computer (loaded with software) during the first semester.


Location & Contact

Department of Nutrition

Graduate Programs in Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
United States

Dr. Henri Brunengraber

Pamela Woodruff

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Nutrition Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [molecular nutrition]
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) [nutrition and biochemistry]
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Public Health Nutrition Master of Science (MS)
    • Dietetics Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 28
    • Doctoral Degrees 2
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

50% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 54
    • Accepted 27
    • Acceptance Rate 50
    • Enrolled 19
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $50
    • Electronic applications accepted? No
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st Not Reported Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline November 1st Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, GRE Subject Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Tuition Waivers, Career or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students70
    • Female Percentage86%
    • Male Percentage14%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students70
    • Part-time Percentage13%
    • Full-time Percentage87%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino3%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian56%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian39%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown-1%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty45
    • Full-time Percentage36%
    • Part-time Percentage64%
    • Female Percentage71%
    • Male Percentage29%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchFatty acid metabolism, application of gene therapy to nutritional problems, dietary intake methodology, nutrition and physical fitness, metabolism during infancy and pregnancy
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$1,500,000

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