Graduate Degree Options
Demand for food scientists with graduate degrees is high. Graduates are employed in the food industry in research and development, food process development, food safety, quality assurance, analytical sciences and managerial positions. Recent graduates have found employment with major food companies like H.J. Heinz Co., J.R. Simplot Co., Lamb Weston, Kraft Foods, and Litehouse Foods. Many M.S. graduates continue on for a Ph.D. in preparation for a career in academia. Students also find employment with the federal agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.
Program Requirements for Degrees:
Fall semester: January 10
Spring semester: July 1
- Materials must be complete by these dates for admission and/or assistantship considerations.
- Graduate applications are very competitive. It is beneficial to submit all materials before the deadlines.