Graduate Programs

K-State's interdepartmental Food Science graduate program offers an on-campus Master's degree with a report or thesis option that can be completed or via online education. A Ph.D. program is offered on campus only. The program also offers a Food Safety and Defense Certificate via online education.

Research emphasis includes:

  • Food chemistry
  • Food microbiology
  • Food safety
  • Food processing
  • Food engineering
  • Nutrition
  • Sensory analysis

The program provides opportunities to work with several food commodities including:

  • Cereal and grains
  • Dairy products
  • Meats and poultry
  • Fruits and vegetables
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Dr. J. Scott SmithVisit with Dr. Smith!

Dr. J. Scott Smith is our Graduate program chair.


For more information

Nicole Marple
Program Assistant
Food Science Institute
216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : 785-532-4057