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College of Pharmacy & Nutrition


University Catalogue


Graduate Chair: Dr. Brian Bandy

Graduate Secretary:

Phone: (306) 966-5824

College of Pharmacy & Nutrition
University of Saskatchewan
110 Science Place
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5C9

“I like the flexibility to take courses that are related to my research and interests. I also appreciate the balance between course‐work and research, and like the diversity of research areas in the college”.
(M.Sc. Candidate)

“I like my program for the quality of supervision… the excellent supervisory relationship I've enjoyed so far keeps me going. My supervisor has been readily accessible to offer constructive suggestions.”
(Ph.D. Candidate)

“As a private practitioner, a graduate degree will open more doors for me to secure provincial and national contracts available.”
(M.Sc. Candidate)

"Creating a network with professors and researchers in different disciplines across the U of S campus opens many doors and possibilities in the research world."
(M.Sc Candidate)


The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition offers master’s (M.Sc.) and doctoral (Ph.D.) degree programs in nutrition. A wide range of potential specializations are open to students. Research activities focus on areas that are highly relevant to improving health and quality of life and include clinical nutrition, community nutrition, nutritional biochemistry, dietary assessment and nutritional epidemiology, nutrition education, nutrition intervention, food security, food biotechnology and nutrition services administration.

The College is involved in the Interdisciplinary Toxicology Program and offers the Saskatchewan Community Nutrition Residency Program as well. Numerous collaborative opportunities exist for students in our nutrition graduate programs.The College currently has active partnerships with the University of the West Indies in the Caribbean and Hawassa University, Ethiopia, facilitating further collaborative opportunities abroad.


Online applications are accepted for graduate study in nutrition at any time during the year. Graduate programs usually begin in September; however, students may also apply to begin their programs in January or May.

Students are encouraged to identify and contact a potential supervising faculty member that fits their research interests prior to application. Current information on faculty and specific research programs can be found on our College website at the following web address:


Admission to the graduate program does not imply financial support. Obtaining scholarship funding is very competitive.

A limited number of University Graduate Scholarships (UGS) valued at $18,000 (Ph.D.) and $15,000 (M.Sc.) are available each year. Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTF) and Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) may also be available. 

National granting councils (e.g. CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) and a number of other private or publicly funded agencies and organizations offer merit based fellowships and scholarships. Faculty members who hold research grants or external contracts may be in a position to offer Research Assistantships to their graduate students. Other potential sources of funding include endowment awards, varying in conditions and values.


For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

M.Sc. +


  • four-year honours degree, or equivalent, in Nutrition, or other life, natural or social science from a recognized college or university
  • minimum scholastic standing of 70% Cumulative Weighted Average in last two years
  • evidence of ability to pursue advanced study and research
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations.

Qualified students who are required to take additional under‐graduate training in certain areas in order to proceed with graduate courses and research in their selected field may be conditionally admitted to the College.

Ph.D. +


  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Nutrition or other life, natural or social science from a recognized college or university and recommended by the College's Graduate Studies Admission committee. In some cases, the student may be required to begin their program in the Master's degree with the intention of transferring the the Ph.D. program.
  • Minimum scholastic standing of 75%
  • Evidence of the ability to pursue advanced study and research
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college.