- human nutrition
- nutritional biochemistry
- animal nutrition
- international nutrition
- community nutrition
Students can plan their graduate programs to fit their career goals. A hallmark of the Field of Nutrition at Cornell University is the variety of faculty research interests, which provides an exceptional range of opportunities for graduate students to do multidisciplinary research. Candidates for the M.S., M.S./Ph.D. or Ph.D. degrees may specialize in:
Students may obtain training in many aspects of nutrition and in the biological or social sciences related to nutrition. For those preparing for laboratory experimentation in nutrition, minors in biochemistry, molecular biology or genetics usually are recommended, although other minors may be chosen. Students interested in community and international nutrition have access to active programs that provide opportunity for field experience in the United States or abroad.
Candidates for the Ph.D. degree select two minor concentrations, one of which is within the field. All degree programs require a thesis or dissertation; the specific requirements are determined by each candidate's Special Committee. Graduate students are generally required to assist in teaching as part of their training.
Faculty members in various colleges and divisions of the university who have interests in nutrition constitute the faculty in this field. Graduate students may study with faculty members in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Field of Comparative Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Fields of Animal Science and Food Science and Technology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.