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Colorado State University

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Fort Collins, CO

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Overview

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition / Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is located in Fort Collins, CO, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Food science
Master of Science (MS) Food science
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition Nutrition science
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition Community nutrition

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

79
Applied
20
Accepted
8
Enrolled
25%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
70
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements 3.0 GPA, prerequisites, letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume
Doctoral Degree Requirements 3.0 GPA, advisor identified, prerequisites, letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

54
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.7%
Black or African American 5.56%
White or Caucasian 68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 7.41%
Unknown 3.7%

Gender

Male (14%)
Female (85%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 2
Male (5)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Community nutrition, bioactive compounds, nutrition and obesity, nutrition and health disparities, fatty acids and obesity-related disorders
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,945,976

Location & Contact

Address 1571 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO  80523-1571
United States
Contact Dr. Christopher Melby
Department Head
Email: Chris.Melby@colostate.edu
Phone: 970-491-6736

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