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Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science

The multidisciplinary food science graduate degree program several areas of specialization in which to work. Earning a doctorate degree in food science can open doors of opportunity to a career in today's vibrant and rapidly growing food industry.

Curriculum

The food science graduate program relies on the food science expertise of faculty from several participating departments to create a course of study that may be custom tailored to fit specific career goals. The program takes advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of food science and offers several areas of specialization in which to work.

 

  • Agribusiness Economics
  • Cereal Science
  • Food Engineering
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Fruit and Vegetable Postharvest Physiology and Processing
  • Human Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Muscle Food Science
  • Oil/Oilseed Chemistry

Research and Faculty

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The food science graduate program is built upon the principles of academics and research. One of the aspects of our program that makes the program unique is its access to the Food and Agricultural Products Center. FAPC provides a dynamic research environment for graduate students seeking hands-on application of their education.

Meet our Program Faculty

 

Admissions

To apply for the food science graduate degree program students must provide the following:

  • Submit an application for admission to the OSU Graduate College
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Curriculum vitae or résumé
  • Personal statement explaining why you are interested in the graduate program
  • Three letters of reference

 

Cost and Assistance

Many students help finance graduate education through part-time, paid employment as a graduate assistant. As a graduate assistant, you can expand and apply your knowledge and skills under the supervision of faculty or staff. For information about assistantship opportunities in the food science graduate program, contact the advisor for the specialization you are interested in.

 

Cost and Aid

Assistantships and Funding Opportunities

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