Food Science (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy. Major in Food Science.

University Ph.D. requirements apply, along with specific departmental requirements described on the department webpage ( for a Ph.D. in food science. Admission to the doctoral program is based on compatibility of the student’s research interests with those of the major professor, on availability of research support, and the student’s academic record and potential. An oral preliminary exam and written dissertation proposal are required prior to admission to final candidacy for the degree. All candidates prepare a dissertation based on independent laboratory research and defend it as part of the final oral exam. Publication of data from the dissertation in a peer-reviewed scientific journal is expected. Participation in research seminars and in department teaching programs is designed to prepare students for professional opportunities.