University of Massachusetts Amherst

Food Science

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MS/PhD Requirements

M.S. Requirements

Standard Thesis/Non-Thesis Option: Candidates for the M.S. degree may select one of two options in order to fulfill the Graduate School requirements: M.S. degree with thesis or M.S. degree, non-thesis. Click here for full MS program requirements.

Special 1-Year Professional M.S. Degree Option: Applicants for the M.S. degree with a non food science B.S degree may qualify for the 1-Year non-thesis degree option. Pls. note that students in this program do not qualify for graduate teaching and research assistantships. Enrollment is limited. Please click here for more details on this program.

Food Science Policy Option: A special food science policy program option is available to candidates interested in policy issues surrounding food, health and wellness. More information can be found here.

Ph.D. Requirements

Ph.D. candidates must complete a minimum requirement of 21 graduate credits with seminar.  Details on the program requirements can be found here.