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 be engaged in discovery and to learn from knowledgeable faculty members who conduct cutting-edge research that contributes to our understanding of how to provide a safe, nutritious, 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) degree is a degree program that is tailored for students who are interested in both science and business.

Students can develop expertise in specific areas of food science and human nutrition. Our graduate training 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.