Nutrition and Health Sciences

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

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.

PhD Program Data

Fall 2017

Fall 2016

5 Year Average

PhD Admissions

Number of applications 37 58 48
Number of admissions offers (Selectivity) 8 (22%) 8 (14%) 8 (18%)
Number of new doctoral students (Yield) 4 (50%) 6 (75%) 5 (63%)

PhD Enrollment

Total enrollment 24 24 23
Female 88% 88% 87%
Male 13% 13% 13%
International 25% 25% 25%
U.S. citizen or permanent resident 75% 75% 75%

PhD Enrollment, U.S. Citizen or
Permanent Resident, by Race

Black or African American 6% 2%
Asian 6% 6% 4%
Hispanic of any race 6% 6% 6%
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
White 83% 78% 79%
Two or more races 11% 8%
Not indicated 2%

PhD Degrees

2016-17

2015-16

5 Year Average

Number of degrees awarded 4 3 5
Median years to PhD 4.0 4.9 4.9
Average adjusted years to PhD 4.1 4.9 4.4
Percent of students who entered between
2005-06 and 2009-10, and completed
the PhD as of August 31, 2017
83

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