24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Food Science program of University of Guelph provides state of the art knowledge translation focused on developing sustainable, safe and innovative foods aimed at improving human health.


Key facts

The Food Science program of University of Guelph focuses on interdisciplinary studies spanning chemistry, biology, microbiology, natural product chemistry, nanoscience, physics and nutritional science.

We offer a Master’s program and a Doctoral program. Master’s students complete a thesis based Master of Science (MSc) over the period of approximately six semesters. The PhD program requires the successful completion of a qualifying exam and the completion and defense of a research-based thesis

Research fields

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Processing

Are you interested in

  • Food Safety
  • Sensory Science
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology 
  • Engineering
  • Bacteriology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Food Chemistry

Career opportunities

  • Food Safety
  • Product Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research and Development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advances in Food Science
  • Food Science Communication
  • Special Topics in Food Chemistry
  • Special Topics in Food Microbiology
  • Special Topics in Food Physics
  • Special Topics in Food Processing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline is ongoing.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B (recommended)

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants require an Honours BSc in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Physics, or other related degree. A minimum average of 73% for the last four semesters completed prior to entry is required. 
  • As part of the application package, applicants are required to secure a faculty advisor to supervise their program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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