As a student in the OSU Nutrition Program, you should be familiar with the OSUN Handbook and the Graduate School Handbook. Doctoral students must complete a minimum of 80 credits in graduate-level courses to be eligible for the Ph.D. degree. M.S. degrees earned in nutrition or a related field may be counted for a maximum of 30 of the 80-hour requirement for the Ph.D. degree.
Within the first year of the doctoral program, an advisory committee is expected to be selected by the advisor and student. It will then be submitted to the director or associate director of OSUN for approval by the GSC. The advisory committee should include at least three faculty members in addition to the advisor. Two faculty members must be within OSUN, while the third can be outside OSUN. One faculty member should be from a department different from the home department of the advisor.