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UMassGives is April 29 @ noon to April 30 @ midnight

What is #UMassGives? 36 amazing hours—April 29 @ noon to April 30 @ midnight—when alumni, parents, students and friends inspire each other to give online. Who should take part in #UMassGives? Everyone! Tweet, post, like, give and share for the Department of Food Science. In our department, #UMassGives is all about meeting student needs. Make a gift to provide essential support for Food Science students, including financial awards and a variety of learning opportunities on and off campus. Every gift will make a difference! Click here for details.

The Fergus M. Clydesdale Center for Foods for Health and Wellness is Now Open!

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has opened its new $5.6 million, state-of-the-art Clydesdale Center for Foods for Health & Wellness, with support from top leaders in the food industry and alumni. The center features 7,800 square feet of new and renovated chemistry, microbiology and biology laboratory space for research in developing healthier and safer foods. The department is widely recognized as one of the best in the nation and it is also the oldest in the country, founded in 1918.

One of the top Food Science Ph.D. Research Programs in the US

The Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst was recently ranked one of the top food science Ph.D. research programs in the United States by the National Research Council.

The 2010 study evaluated graduate programs according to several criteria, including faculty research productivity (publications, citations, grants, awards), student completion rates, and diversity. We are extremely proud that our department was ranked first in three of the evaluated categories. View our top three rankings here.