Graduate Programs

MSc and PhD Degree Program – Program Objectives

The aim of the graduate research degree programs (MSc and PhD) is to develop the student's abilities to conceptualize research problems in the area of human nutrition, synthesize ideas and approaches in the research problem, analyze and interpret data, transmit their findings to peers, and expand their knowledge in, and perspective of, the field of human nutrition. Thus, major emphasis is placed on the research project and thesis (see list of students and theses).

Our graduate programs receive applicants every year. Admission rates vary from year to year depending upon availability of supervisors. Enrolment is limited and competitive in all programs.

Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs, and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.

If you are interested in joining our graduate program, please contact the Graduate Coordinator - Admissions & Awards or the Graduate Administrator  for more information or simply follow the links to Admission and Program Requirements

Prof. Elena Comelli
Graduate Coordinator, Admissions & Awards


Graduate Program Assistant
Phone: 416.978.6461
Fax: 416.978.5882
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Department of Nutritional Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Medical Sciences Building, 5th Floor, Room 5255
1 King's Circle College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A8