Food Science Graduate Program
K-State's interdepartmental Food Science graduate program offers a master's degree with a report or thesis option that can be completed on campus 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.
- Food chemistry
- Food microbiology
- Food safety
- Food processing
- Food engineering
- Sensory analysis
The program provides opportunities to work with several food commodities including:
- Cereal and grains
- Dairy products
- Meats and poultry
- Fruits and vegetables
Master's Degree requirements
- Minimum of 30 semester hours of graduate credit.
- Six hours of credit for thesis research (thesis option), OR
- Two hours of report work (report option)
Doctorate (Ph.D.) Degree requirements
- Minimum 90 semester hours.
- A dissertation representing at least 30 hours of research credit.
- A Master's degree is required prior to acceptance.
- Students who hold a master's degree may transfer up to 30 hours of that degree toward a Ph.D.
- Of the 24 to 30 hours of course work credit hours beyond the master's degree normally required by the supervisory committee, 15 credit hours should be at the 800-level or above, in addition to doctoral research credit hours.
- There is no foreign language requirement.