Ph.D. in Nutrition and Hospitality Mgmt
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in nutrition and hospitality management (NHM) at the University of Mississippi is designed to train and mentor students to become proficient teachers and researchers. The program has two emphasis areas: 1) nutrition (with concentrations in sport nutrition, nutrition policy, general nutrition); and 2) hospitality management. The program consists of 66 postbaccalaureate credit hours. Up to 6 credit hours may be transferred from another university, and up to 33 master's-level hours from the University of Mississippi may be counted toward the degree. However, 36 credits must be completed at the University of Mississippi, per Graduate School requirements. The requirements for the Ph.D. degree are 21 hours of core requirements; 27 hours of emphasis area and supporting course work (15-18 hours* of NHM courses in the nutrition or hospitality management emphasis area; 9-12 hours* of supporting course work); and 18 hours of dissertation.
Minimum Total Credit Hours: 66
All students are required to complete the following 21 hours: NHM 625, 626, 701 (repeated two times for a total of 3 hours), 702, 725, 726, and 3 hours of statistics or research methods at the 500-700 level.
Other Academic Requirements
After completing all course work, students must sit for a written comprehensive exam before proceeding to dissertation hours. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive exam, all students will be required to complete 18 hours of dissertation (NHM 797).