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Food Science Institute

Food Science Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

K-State's interdepartmental Food Science graduate program offers a Ph.D. degree on campus only.

The program provides a variety of research opportunities in the field of food science. Research emphasis includes:

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

The program also provides opportunities to work with several food commodities including: cereal, dairy, meats and poultry, and fruits and vegetables.

For those applying to the PhD program, a Masters of Science degree is required!

The student's supervisory committee will resolve course deficiencies. Certain programs within food science may require additional courses. When the student's committee believes it necessary, the student will be required to take additional undergraduate courses to prepare more completely for the individual program.

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


Dr. J. Scott Smith
Dr. J. Scott Smith
FSI Graduate Program Chair
Animal Sciences & Industry
208 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : (785) 532-1219