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Food Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
Our mission is to disseminate science-based knowledge of food through student education; to seek, verify, and apply information related to food; and to communicate through professional, scientific, and public outreach programs.

Overview

Programs of study leading to both the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in food science are offered in the various fields of interest in the Department of Food Science and Technology.

The programme

Since the application of science and engineering is important in properly selecting, preparing, processing, packaging, distributing and utilizing foods, students selecting this field must be able to delve into problems involving chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences as well as in the more applied problems concerned with food production, stability, or toxicology. Individuals whose baccalaureate degree is in other fields of science often enter this graduate program because of the important challenges of supplying food to mankind and the opportunities that this field provides to those with advanced degrees. Programs of study are designed for each individual to best utilize his/her prior training and his/her career objectives. The food science and technology department occupies the food science building and the food processing laboratory in the University of Georgia Science Complex on South Campus in Athens and the food science building at the Georgia Agricultural Experiment Station in Griffin. All three buildings are well-equipped with modern instrumentation, pilot plants, and other facilities necessary for graduate research in food processing, food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering, sensory evaluation, food biotechnology, food toxicology, product development, and nutrient analyses. Faculty in the department are scientists and engineers with expertise in several fundamental and applied disciplines offering a diverse selection of courses and research programs.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Practical Study: Agriculture and Food 
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences 
  • Research Design in Archaeoloy 
  • Themes in Archaeological Theory and Practice 
  • Research Skills in Classics and Ancient History 
  • Advanced Historical Reseach Skills 
  • Social Theory 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24692 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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