Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
- M.S.; Ph.D.
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Areas of Study
- Analytical Methodology Development
- Cereal Grain Processing and Functionality
- Food Allergens and Immunology
- Food Components Structure and Function
- Food Safety and Toxicology
- Intestinal Microbiology and Health
- Microbial Genomics and Ecology
- Modeling and Engineering
- New Generation Processing Technologies
- Nutraceuticals and Metabolomics
- Probiotics and Prebiotics
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Food Science and Technology in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 577, Internet TOEFL 90, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statement of academic and professional goals
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Food Science and Technology
|Rolling admission. The graduate committee reviews applications on a year-round basis but applicants are advised to have their applications complete by March 1 for fall admission and by October 1 for spring admission. Early applications encouraged for financial consideration.|
The faculty in the Department of Food Science and Technology lead internationally recognized research programs on fundamental and applied aspects of food microbiology, molecular biology, food chemistry, food processing, and food analysis.
The Department is especially well known for its research on molecular biology, genomics, and ecology of foodborne and intestinal bacteria; detection and analysis of allergens, toxins, and pathogenic microorganisms; nutraceuticals and their properties; metabolomics and proteomics; predictive microbiology and fuzzy logic modeling; analytical chemistry and advanced food analysis; structure/function of novel food ingredients; and flavor and sensory analysis.
The Department is located in the modern Food Industry Complex, a facility that contains well-equipped research laboratories as well as food-processing pilot plants. The Microarray Core Facility is also located in this Food Industry Complex.
Courses and MoreStudents in Food Science and Technology are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
Joint with the Department of Biological Systems Engineering
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