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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Overview

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / Department of Nutrition is located in Chapel Hill, NC.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Health (MPH) Nutrition/registered dietitian
Master of Public Health (MPH) Nutrition
Master of Science (MS) Nutritional biochemistry
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nutrition

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 27
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, MCAT, or DAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Major paper, 10 weeks of advanced nutrition field work
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test, MCAT, or DAT
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

202
Applied
55
Accepted
35
Enrolled
27%

Applying

85
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 9th January 9th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test, MCAT, or DAT
Master's Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional; academic preferred); coursework in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry, microbiology with lab, psychology, sociology or anthropology, and human nutrition
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test, MCAT, or DAT
Doctoral Degree Requirements Three letters of recommendation (academic and/or professional; academic preferred); coursework in biochemistry, anatomy and physiology, organic chemistry, and human nutrition

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards December 10
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

116
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
98%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.48%
Black or African American 4.31%
White or Caucasian 60%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 5.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 6.03%
Unknown 3.45%

Gender

Male (10%)
Female (89%)

Faculty

61
Total faculty
Full-time - 43
Part-time - 18
Male (17)
Female (44)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Nutrition policy, management and leadership development, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, dietary trends and determinants, transmembrane signal transduction and carcinogenesis, maternal and child nutrition
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 135 Dauer Drive
245 Rosenau Hall, CB #7461
Chapel Hill, NC  27599
United States
Contact Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis
Chair
Email: mayerdav@email.unc.edu
Phone: 919-966-7218
Fax: 919-966-7215