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Texas Tech University

Department of Nutritional Sciences

Lubbock, TX

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Overview

Texas Tech University / Department of Nutritional Sciences is located in Lubbock, TX, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Nutrition and dietetics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutritional sciences
Master of Science (MS) Nutritional sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 7

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 Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

57
Applied
36
Accepted
29
Enrolled
63%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st January 15th Yes
Spring deadline September 1st June 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

84
Total Graduate Students
38%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.1%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (19%)
Female (80%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 4
Male (9)
Female (16)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Obesity and chronic diseases, clinical and cellular lipid metabolism, community nutrition education, domestic and international food security
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
783,690

Location & Contact

Address Box 41270
Lubbock, TX  79409-1270
United States
Contact Dr. Nikhil V. Dhurandhar
Professor and Chair
Email: nikhil.dhurandhar@ttu.edu
Phone: 806-742-5270
Fax: 806-742-2926

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