Nutrition and Health Sciences


During some of the period reflected in this data, the Nutrition and Health Sciences (NHS) PhD program was part of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. Starting in September 2015, NHS is no longer part of the GDBBS.

MD/PhD students are excluded from the Admissions entries, included in the enrollment entries (when they are enrolled in the LGS, as opposed to in the SOM), included in the number of degrees awarded (PhD only), and excluded from the time to degree and completion percentage entries.

Percentages are rounded to whole numbers and do not always add to 100.

PhD AdmissionsFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Applications515053
Admissions offers (Selectivity)8 (16%)8 (16%)8 (16%)
New doctoral students (Yield)6 (75%)6 (75%)6 (73%)
PhD EnrollmentFall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Total enrollment312425
Female87%88%87%
Male13%13%13%
International26%25%25%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident74%75%75%
PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race
Fall 2019Fall 20185 Year Average
Black or African American13%11%6%
Asian17%22%11%
Hispanic of any race3%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White70%67%74%
Two or more races4%
Not indicated1%
PhD Degrees and Completion2018-192017-185 Year Average
Number of degrees awarded53
Median years to PhD4.94.7
Average adjusted years to PhD4.84.6
Percent of students who entered
between 2007-08 and 2011-12, and
completed the PhD as
of August 31, 2019
76%