Graduate study in nutrition at Cornell offers the most comprehensive opportunity in the nation for nutrition education, research, and international and community service. The program is based in Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences.
You will have exceptional opportunities to work with faculty who have a broad range of research interests, which span the fields of biochemistry, epidemiology, economics, physiology, genetics, psychology, sociology, anthropology and other related fields.
For those interested in post-graduate studies, Cornell Nutrition offers two post-graduate programs, a Post-baccalaureate Certificate and a Dietetic Internship.
Financial aid for tuition, individual health insurance, and an annual stipend—including summers—is provided for up to nine semesters, contingent upon satisfactory progress to degree, for each student accepted into the PhD program.
Foreign students should expect that aid is available on a very limited basis and are encouraged to seek funding from their own governments, international agencies, private foundations or other sources.
Ph.D. nutrition students also may compete for a prestigious Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) that has the theme of Food Systems and Poverty Reduction. This National Science Foundation IGERT program, managed by Cornell International Institute for Food, Agriculture and Development, provides two years of generous financial support and offers supplementary training for students in the first 1-2 years of their doctoral program. IGERT recipients participate in a unique six-month field research experience in Africa and take supplementary coursework. It is available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Further information on locating external financial support can be found on the Graduate School website.
Research master’s programs do not provide financial assistance at this time. Please see the graduate school for information about costs and funding, including loans.