Have an immediate question about the PhD in Nutrition Sciences program? You might find it in our “Frequently Asked Questions” section below.

How much does the PhD program in Nutrition Sciences cost?

Visit the School of Health Professions' Tuition and Fees page for the most up-to-date information available.

What types of research opportunities are available at UAB?

UAB offers a wide variety of research opportunities! The Department of Nutrition Sciences has two NIH-funded Centers, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Diabetes Research Center, plus the NIH-funded Comprehensive Cancer Center. The premier medical facilities at UAB offer the unique opportunity to pursue a wide range of research interests in a variety of settings. Research opportunities extend beyond the traditional lab, including clinical and human studies in a wide variety of areas and community settings. From pediatrics to geriatrics, obesity to oncology and beyond, the research happening at UAB is exciting, innovative, and new research ideas are always welcome.

For more information on the types of research being conducted in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, visit our research page.

Where can I find the PhD Handbook?

Are scholarships available?

Tuition scholarships and stipend support may be available and are generally awarded on a yearly basis.

For more information regarding scholarships, see the School of Health Professions Scholarships page.

Can I learn how to teach as part of my PhD experience?

Yes! There are many opportunities to learn how to teach while at UAB. Visit the UAB Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) for more information.

How long does it take to earn a PhD?

It usually takes four to five years of full-time study. However, you are allowed seven years to complete the PhD program.

Still have a question?

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