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Faculty from both the University of Idaho and Washington State University teach courses and supervise graduate student research in the food science program, allowing students access to facilities and faculty expertise from both universities. Faculty teach and advise students in the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences graduate program (MS and PhD), teach in the WOI cooperative Veterinary Medicine Program at Washington State University, and mentor PhD candidates in Interdisciplinary PhD Programs individually approved by the WSU Graduate School.

The School of Food Science provides tremendous opportunities for the citizens of Washington and Idaho, leveraging expertise and facilities of both universities, resulting in a value-added enhancement of the food science programs with no additional resources.

The School of Food Science not only increases faculty and student numbers, but also enhances competitiveness of the School of Food Science for recruiting graduate students, proposing integrated research proposals, and conducting collaborative extension programming.