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NUIP Graduate Student Form

Program of Study (POS)

PROGRAM OF STUDY (POS) FORM INSTRUCTIONS:

1. POS is a record of your course work for your entire Graduate program, including your electives. Chronologically list ONLY the courses that apply toward your proposed degree.

  • Major: NUIP Department
  • Allied: Outside of program

2. Course work, electives, and research hours should be projected through the intended date of program completion.

  • Note, if there are changes to your POS a new form must be completed and submitted.

3. Once POS is filled in, review with committee chair and obtain their signature. Return the completed form to nutrition@health.utah.edu no later than the first semester of your second year in the graduate program.

NUIP MASTERS REQUIREMENTS

Program of Study

COORDINATED MASTER'S PROGRAM (CMP): 63-64 minimum credit hours required, 6 minimum credit hours from NUIP 6900 or NUIP 6970.

NUTRITION TRACK (on-campus): 38 minimum credit hours required, 6 minimum credit hours from NUIP 6970.

NUTRITION TRACK (online): 38 minimum credit hours required, 6 minimum credit hours from NUIP 6900. 

INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY (on-campus): 38 minimum credit hours required, 6 minimum credit hours from NUIP 6970.

  • All work for the master’s degree must be completed within four consecutive calendar years.
  • A grade below C is not accepted by the Department Nutrition and Integrative Physiology toward a graduate degree.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time enrollment: maintain 9 credit hours 
  • Tuition Benefit Program Guideline

NUIP PHD REQUIREMENTS

Program of Study

NUTRITION EMPHASIS: 72 minimum credit hours required, 22 minimum credit hours from NUIP 7970 Dissertation research.

INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY: 72 minimum credit hours required, 22 minimum credit hours from NUIP 7970 Dissertation research.

MOLECULAR METABOLISM: 72 minimum credit hours required, 22 minimum credit hours from NUIP 7970 Dissertation research. Preliminary exam at end of Year 2 is Thesis research proposal as described in NUIP Handbook. 

  • Ph.D. program may extend beyond year 5 if program study milestones are delayed.
  • Students must maintain a grade of B- or better in all major graduate coursework and at least a C- in non-major courses.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time enrollment: maintain 9 credit hours (Fall/Spring), 3 credit hours (Summer)
  • Tuition Benefit Program Guideline

GRAD SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Program of Study

MASTERS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. The Graduate School requires candidates for master’s degrees to devote a minimum of 30 credit hours to their graduate courses (i.e., courses numbered 5000 and above) and thesis or alternative to the thesis (when allowed by the department).
    • Some departments require more than 30 hours.
    • A minimum of 20 hours must be in course work, with the balance in 6970 thesis hours or alternative to the thesis (when allowed by the department).
    • For thesis-based Master’s degrees, a minimum of six credits of 6970 thesis research is required by The Graduate School.
  2. All course work counted toward the degree must be approved by the student’s supervisory committee.
  3. Faculty Consultation, course number 6980, does not count toward thesis hours or the fulfillment of degree requirements, and should not be listed on the program of study.
  4. The candidate is required to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA in course work listed on the Program of Study for the master’s degree.
    • A grade below C- is not accepted by the University toward a graduate degree.
    • Departments may have additional grade restrictions that must be maintained. These restrictions will be explained in the department’s handbook.
  5. Each master’s program requires a distinct, complete set of course work.
    • Course work used to meet the requirements of one master’s program may not be used to meet the requirements of another.
    • Courses taken through alternative delivery methods, e.g., via EDNET or the Internet, are approved on a programmatic basis through the Graduate Council.

PHD DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  1. Candidates for the Ph.D. degree ordinarily must complete no fewer than three full years (six semesters) of approved graduate work (i.e., courses numbered 6000 and above) and a minimum of 14 dissertation hours.
    • Some departments require more, check department’s handbook.
    • More time may be required.
    • In truly exceptional cases, a shorter period of time in graduate work may be approved by the dean of The Graduate School. 
  2. If a supervisory committee finds a graduate student’s preliminary work deficient, the student may be required to register for and complete supplementary courses that do not carry graduate credit.
  3. Ph.D. candidates must file the Program of Study form with their departments.
    • This form, which lists course work and research hours, is due one semester before graduation in order for the graduate coordinator to enter that information online in a timely manner.
    • Faculty Consultation, course number 7980, does not count toward dissertation hours or the fulfillment of degree requirements, and should not be listed on the program of study.
    • Courses taken through alternative delivery methods (e.g., via EDNET or the Internet) are approved on a programmatic basis through the Graduate Council.