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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Program in Nutrition

St. Paul, MN

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Overview

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus / Program in Nutrition is located in St. Paul, MN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 10
Doctoral Degrees 6

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

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
20
Accepted
14
Enrolled
44%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in general chemistry, organic chemistry, physiology, biology, biochemistry, and statistics; minimum GPA of 3.0 (preferred)
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Previous course work in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physiology, biochemistry, and statistics; minimum GPA of 3.0 (preferred)

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

41
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.44%
Black or African American 4.88%
White or Caucasian 63%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.44%
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 4.88%

Gender

Male (17%)
Female (82%)

Faculty

45
Total faculty
Full-time - 15
Part-time - 30
Male (17)
Female (28)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Diet and chronic disease: from basic biological and molecular biology approaches to a public health/intervention/epidemiology perspective
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
3,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 1334 Eckles Avenue
225J Food Science and Nutrition
St. Paul, MN  55455-0213
United States
Contact Dr. Xiaoli Chen
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: xlchen@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-1220
Fax: 612-625-5272

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