Food Science

Food Science Institute

The Food Science Institute facilitates collaborative innovations across K-State’s expertise to ensure safe, nutritious, and sustainable foods; fosters development of outstanding scientists and leaders in the food industry; and provides research-based resources to entrepreneurs, industry, government, and consumers.

Food Science

Become a Leader in Food Science!

K-State AgriculturistA food science undergraduate and graduate degree will prepare you for a variety of careers in food science. Our comprehensive educational experience crosses all areas of the Kansas State University Land Grant mission of teaching, research and extension.

What education path will you take? Select from the three options below to start your journey!

Learn more about food science in the K-State Agriculturist, Fall 2023 edition, which features two of our recent graduates.


Vipham honored by State Department for research in global food safety

Jessie Vipham, associate professor of food safety in the department of animal sciences and industry, was honored by the U.S. State Department's Office of Science and Technology Cooperation as runner-up for the U.S. APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE, on Jan. 11 in Washington, D.C. Congratulations!


Ruchi ChauhanMeet Ruchi Chauhan, PhD student in Food Science and the January 2024 KCIFT Student Member Highlight! Congratulations Ruchi!



Come visit us!

Our faculty are available for virtual or in-person visits


Call Hall

Take a Virtual Tour!

The Food Science Institute's main office is located in Call Hall on K-State's Manhattan campus.

Virtual Tour