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Food Science

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Graduate students who wish to major in food science may not be admitted to candidacy for an advanced degree until such time as the undergraduate requirements in basic sciences and department courses have been met substantially.

All general Graduate School requirements for admission and for the degree must be met with the following additional requirements:
1. All Ph.D. candidates will offer, at a minimum, 9 credits of departmental 700-level courses, 3 credits of seminar, 6 credits of 500-level or higher courses outside the department, and 6 credits of 500-level or higher taken within or outside the department.
2. The Department of Food Science requires no foreign language competency for the doctoral degree.
3. Candidates for the M.S. degree may select one of two options in order to fulfill the Graduate School requirements.
a. M.S. degree with thesis, 10 credits may be allowed for the thesis.
b. M.S. degree nonthesis, minimum 36 graduate credits.
4. Candidates for the nonthesis M.S. degree must submit at least 15 credits of 600-700 courses and 2 credits of seminar. The nonthesis option is not open to candidates holding a departmental research assistantship.