The multidisciplinary Master of Science in food science graduate degree program offers several areas of specialization in which to work. Earning a master's in food
science can open doors of opportunity to a career in today's vibrant and rapidly growing
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.
Fruit and Vegetable Postharvest Physiology and Processing
Human Nutrition and Metabolism
Muscle Food Science
Research and Faculty
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.
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.