Providing an exceptional interdisciplinary nutrition graduate program through innovation, education and discovery
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The Division of Nutritional Sciences is the interdisciplinary program for graduate education in nutrition. Extensive research opportunities are available that address the spectrum from research at the level of the genome and proteome to clinical and population-based intervention studies.
Due to the COVID-19 impact on testing centers, DNS will temporarily waive the department GRE requirement for all 2021-2022 applicants.
Also, the Graduate College will now temporarily accept Duolingo English Test examination results for tests taken between February 1, 2021 and August 1, 2022. The Duolingo English Test will be accepted as an alternative to TOEFL and IELTS for proof of English proficiency for impacted applicants. Please visit https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/instructions/04c for more information.
Why Division of Nutritional Sciences?
Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research organized in six areas
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The Division of Nutritional Sciences hosts a weekly seminar series that is open to University of Illinois faculty and students, as well as the community. Each semester, the seminar series is organized around a research theme that is representative of the depth and breadth of research being conducted by faculty in DNS.
High profile researchers from other institutions are invited to speak during the seminar. They also spend time on campus meeting with DNS students and faculty, creating invaluable networking opportunities, and fostering exciting new research collaborations. The seminar series also highlights research conducted by DNS doctoral students.