Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
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Graduate Programs

Graduate studies in Food Science and Human Nutrition provide an opportunity to engage in discovery and to learn from preeminent faculty members who conduct innovative and world-class research that contributes to our understanding of how to promote a safe, nutritious, accessible and affordable food supply that enhances human health.

To learn more about the research being conducted in FSHN, please browse our faculty directory.

FSHN offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Food Science and Human Nutrition, with concentrations in either Food Science or in Human Nutrition. Master’s degree candidates may choose to pursue a thesis or non-thesis option. The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) option is a degree program tailored for students who are interested in both science and business.

Students develop primary expertise in a specific area of food science or human nutrition, and our graduate training program integrates and balances the fundamental and applied aspects of food science and/or human nutrition. We also encourage the development of written and oral communication skills through course work, seminars and group meeting presentations. After graduation, students are prepared for scientific and technical careers in industry, educational institutions, government agencies, and health care facilities.