12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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Food Science from University of Tennessee Knoxville  is designed for students who are interested in a deeper understanding of safety and quality of food products.


About this Degree

The goal of our graduate Food Science programs at the University of Tennessee Knoxville is to train students with multidisciplinary expertise to solve complex problems in food science and enable students to compete for job opportunities aligning with the student’s primary area of interest. As such, we have established the following three learning outcomes with specific rubrics to assess the quality of food science graduate education.

  • Students are able to critically evaluate scientific literature and information relevant to food science.
  • Students are able to design and conduct research projects.
  • Students are able to effectively communicate research findings to professional audiences.
 The trainings enable students to take on industrial and governmental positions requiring the use and communication of advanced knowledge in food science. The trainings also set a foundation for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

  • Except for non-thesis MS students, a faculty member with a research appointment is to be chosen to serve as the major professor.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A BS degree in food science or a related field from an accredited institution is needed for the MS program, while application to the PhD program typically requires an MS degree in food science or a related field.
  • Prior to applying, please contact the specific faculty member(s) who you might be interested in serving as your major professor.
  • GRE Requirement: Minimum Verbal + Quantitative score of 300; Minimum Verbal score of 145; Minimum Analytical Writing score of 3.0; UT Institutional code: 1843 Food Science code: 0107

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /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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