Graduate Program Overview

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The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition offers in-residence Master’s and Ph.D. programs, a non-thesis Master’s program, an entirely online Master’s program and a Professional Science Master’s (PSM). Students who select in-residence programs will choose to concentrate in either Food Science, Human Nutrition, or the PSM.

Food Science

Graduate studies in food science prepare students to apply the principles of science and engineering to ensure the quantity, quality, variety, attractiveness, and safety of foods. Graduates pursue careers in industry, academia, and governmental agencies.

Food Science Degree Information

Human Nutrition

Graduate studies in human nutrition prepare students to conduct and apply research to determine how diet impacts human health. Graduates pursue careers in industry, academia, and governmental agencies.

Human Nutrition Degree Information

Professional Science Master's

The Illinois Professional Science Master’s (PSM) Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition is designed for those who want careers in science-based settings in positions that combine science with management and leadership responsibilities. The program has a solid core graduate-level curriculum, integrated with business courses such as management and marketing, accounting and finance, and project management.

PSM Program website.

Questions about this program can be directed to:

Dr. Nicki Engeseth
217-244-6788 (Phone)
217-265-0925 (Fax)

Online Program

Our online program is especially popular for working professionals as it is accessible entirely online and can be balanced with busy careers and travel schedules.

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