Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- 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
Food Science and Technology
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 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: US steps to admission or international 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 TOEFL: Paper-577 Internet-90
- Three recommendation letters
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Statement of academic and professional goals
Application DeadlineRolling admissions. Early applications encouraged for financial consideration, contact the department for more information.
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 and the new Pyrosequencing Laboratory are also located in this Food Industry Complex. The new Microbiological Biosafety and Security pilot plant will begin operation by fall 2009.
Courses and MoreThe Graduate Bulletin provides course descriptions, program requirements, and more:
Faculty and Research
Joint with the Department of Biological Systems Engineering
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