The Food Science degree at the University of Wisconsin Madison combines an array of in-depth courses with the use of advanced research methods for studying food properties: chemical, physical, physiological, and bioactive characteristics; material properties; microbial control and safety; sensory quality; procedures for the processing, storage, and preservation of foods.
Research areas in which the department has special expertise include: chemical attributes of proteins, enzymes, lipids, flavors, bioactive components, and pigments; processes for crystallizing, separating, freezing, and drying; food safety (detection, control, and mechanistic action of pathogenic microorganisms, and undesirable chemicals in food); process optimization and validation of critical processing limits. Commodity foci include: dairy products, confectionery products, fruits and vegetables, muscle foods, and fermented products.
- Understands, articulates, critiques and elaborates core paradigms in Food Science.
- Recognizes that life-long learning is critical for continued personal and professional development.
- Complies with principles of ethical and professional conduct.
- Sources and assembles evidence to address questions or identify gaps in knowledge in the field of food science.
- Evaluates and synthesizes information to address technical challenges.
- Selects research methods and practices appropriate to discovery activities.
- Creates knowledge that contributes to the field of food science.
- Clearly and effectively communicates technical information in oral and written formats.
- Works effectively within a team.
- Food Chemistry
- Principles of Food Preservation
- Food Microbiology
- Statistical Methods for Bioscience
- Statistical Experimental Design
- 24 months
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- applicant's online application
- academic record (scanned PDF academic transcripts)
- official test scores of Graduate Record Exams (GRE) and English proficiency test (non-native English speaking applicants only)
- recommendation letters (three)
- personal statement (reasons for graduate study) up to two pages double-spaced
- CV or resume
- applicant's particular research interest(s) as indicated in supplemental application
- available funding/space in their research lab
International25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
National25548 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
In-State12220 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.
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