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The University of Kansas

Department of Dietetics and Nutrition

Kansas City, KS

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Overview

The University of Kansas / Department of Dietetics and Nutrition is located in Kansas City, KS, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Dietetic internship
Master of Science (MS) Dietetics and nutrition
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Medical nutrition science

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Doctoral Degrees 0
Other Advanced Degrees 24

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE
Master's Degree Requirements Prerequisite courses in nutrition, biochemistry, and physiology; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

72
Total Graduate Students
6%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 88%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 2.78%

Gender

Male (6%)
Female (93%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Obesity prevention and treatment, omega-3 fatty acids impact on infant development and immunity, vitamin D and bone metabolism in osteosarcoma cells, cancer prevention and recovery, maternal diet intake and weight gain impact on infant body composition and development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,397,936

Location & Contact

Address Mail Stop 4013
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS  66045
United States
Contact Dr. Debra Kay Sullivan
Department Chair, Midwest Dairy Council Professor in Clinical Nutrition
Email: dsulliva@kumc.edu
Phone: 913-588-5357

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