Doctoral Program in Food Science

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 96 semester credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree or 64 semester credit hours beyond the master’s degree (including FSTC 685 and FSTC 691 credit hours), and a dissertation. Each student will develop a Degree Plan in conjunction with the major professor, specifying the courses that must be taken.

Curriculum

  • FSTC 605 Chemistry of Foods (or equivalent) – 3 credits
  • FSTC 606 Microbiology of Foods (or equivalent) – 3 credits
  • FSTC 681 Seminar (or department seminar) – 3 credits
  • FSTC 685 Directed Studies will vary
  • FSTC 691 Research will vary
  • FSTC 600+ Elective courses** – 12 credits
  • STAT 600+ Elective course – 6 credits
  • Total 64 credits

Note:

**At least 3 credit hours from coursework outside your area of interest.

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