Graduate Program Overview - Food Science

Food Science explores how raw commodities are processed into healthy, safe and appealing foods, with a focus on either business or science.
Degree programs at the Masters and doctorate levels are offered in the Department of Food Science.

Master of Science in Food Science:
Admission requires a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 credit hours/2 years equivalent of courses in a 4 year undergraduate degree program in a related discipline.
There are two types of programs available:

Thesis - Requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework, with the thesis research topic assigned within an area of interest to the student and pertinent to departmental research objectives.
Non-thesis - Additional coursework (30 credit hours) plus practical work terms and a comprehensive examination are substituted for a research project and written thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science

Admission usually requires a research Master's degree in an appropriate discipline (food science, human nutrition, biochemistry, microbiology, etc.) with a minimum of a 3.5 GPA on the last 60 credit hours/2 year equivalent of courses.

This is a thesis based program that requires a minimum of 9 credit hours of coursework with the thesis research topic assigned withn an area of interest to the student and pertinent to department research objectives.

All of our Graduate Programs require an advisor to be secured in order to be admitted to our program.  We do not match applicants with advisors.

Information on admission to our graduate program may be obtained from the Food Science program page at the Faculty of Graduate Studies website.

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Science - Graduate Studies provides further information on graduate programs in other related departments.

For more information on applying to Graduate Studies in Food Science, please contact the Graduate Program Assistant.