Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
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Online Food Science MS Program

The University of Illinois Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is proud to offer an online non-thesis Master's of Science degree. Many of the students in this program are working professionals. The online delivery option makes the program accessible to students in various locations, who may also be balancing a travel schedule for their careers.

Watch a video message from Dr. Dawn Bohn, Director of Off-campus Programs:

All required lecture-based courses are delivered in live synchronous online sessions using distance education technology. This technology offers several features including:

  • Live lectures from instructors (with optional video)
  • Breakout spaces for group activities
  • Real-time question and answer sessions
  • Live interaction with other students
  • In-class student presentations
  • Live chat space and ability for students and instructors to use microphones

Blackboard Collaborate Demonstration- A demonstration of the current distance education technology is available. Additional information about Blackboard Collaborate is also available.

The off-campus MS degree program was created in 1973 and hundreds of students have obtained their MS degrees through the program. The live online delivery system, initiated in 2010, maintains the high-quality non-thesis MS program for which this respected University is known.