Our Ph.D. program prepares you for a career in healthcare, government, communities, industry, or in university research and teaching positions.
We’ve designed our curriculum to develop your:
Application of research to real world problems
Concentration in a specialty to grow your career
Scientific speaking and writing skills for a variety of audiences
View Curriculum Benefits of Our Approach
Talented professors with cutting-edge research
Small classes with highly motivated students from around the world
Immersion in a research team that is solving real-world food and nutrition issues
Build Your Research Portfolio
Enhance research skills
Give scientific presentations
Network at scientific meetings
Write and submit grant proposals
Publish journal articles and book chapters
Enhance Your Teaching Career
Research and Dissertation
You will conduct research alongside your major professor in a specific area
Our doctoral students are currently conducting clinical, community, applied and basic sciences research to solve real world problems
You will write reviews, abstracts, and journal articles that summarize your research
Travel funds are available so you can present your research at scientific meetings
You will compile all of your research findings and summaries into a dissertation
Examples of doctoral research projects are in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Data base,
http://dbs.galib.uga.edu/cgi-bin/getd.cgi?userid=galileo&serverno=9&instcode=uga1&_cc=1. Search by department, topic, and faculty of interest. Where are our graduates?
Graduates are employed at the CDC, USDA, NIH, and several universities including Auburn University, Emory University, Penn State, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, SUNY Plattsburg, and University of Tennessee.
Click HERE to see more. Why choose UGA?