Information for Graduate Students

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Whether you're a recent graduate or a practicing professional, you can advance your training and develop valuable professional skills by pursuing a graduate education with the Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Arizona. We offer a variety of graduate options, including on-campus, distance, and online, to help you reach your goals in a way that makes sense for your life.

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INDIVIDUALIZED SUPERVISED PRACTICE PATHWAY (ISPP)

PROFESSIONAL SCIENCE MASTERS (PSM) - APPLIED NUTRITION

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES GRADUATE PROGRAM (NSGP)

The ISPP includes rotations in clinical nutrition, community nutrition, food service, and others. The Nutritional Sciences Department facilitates the program, but it is up to the intern to communicate with rotation preceptors and coordinate completion of each rotation. Upon successful completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Examination for Dietitians. The PSM in Applied Nutrition serves the needs of students, educators, registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs), and health professionals interested in obtaining advanced training while gaining hands-on experience in the business and public sectors.  The NSGP is a research-focused graduate program that advances the discovery and translation of nutrition science and health. Students in this program are eligible to earn a Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nutritional Sciences.
Location(s):
  • Tucson
  • Distance (completed in a community selected by the intern)
Location(s):
Online
Location(s):
University of Arizona Main Campus in Tucson, AZ
Length:
The ISPP requires 1400 hours, but prior learning may be considered.
  • Tucson Track: 10 months (August - May)
  • Distance Track: Up to 15 months (schedule varies)
Length:
The PSM Requires 30 units of credit. It is usually completed in 15 - 24 months.
Length: 
  • The MS requires 30 units of credit, typically completed in 2 years.
  • The PhD requires 63 units of credit, typically completed in ~5 years.

Cost:
$10,000 (books and other expenses not included)

Cost:
~$22,000 ($650/unit + fees) (books and other expenses not included)
Cost:
Graduate funding opportunities available.
Degree(s) Awarded:
Verification Statement
*It is possible to complete the PSM and the ISPP programs simultaneously.
Degree(s) Awarded:
Professional Science Master's Degree (PSM)
*It is possible to complete the PSM and the ISPP programs simultaneously.
Degree(s) Awarded:
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

For More Information:
Ashlee Linares-Gaffer, MS, RDN
ISPP Coordinator
Email: alinares@email.arizona.edu

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For More information:
Kayle Skorupski, MS, RDN-AP, CSG, CNSC
PSM and ISPP Coordnator
Email: kayleskorupski@email.arizona.edu

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For More Information:
Nancy Driscoll, MS, RDN
NSGP Coordinator
Email: nancya@email.arizona.edu

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