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Food Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , TX,
The Master of Science in Food Science at Texas Tech University emphasizes the scientific and technological aspects of pre- to post-harvest food processing and distribution.

About

The Department of Animal and Food Sciences offers non-thesis, 36-hour  Master of Science in Food Science at Texas Tech University with concentrations in food safety, food analysis/chemistry, food regulations, and agricultural product processing (meats, food, or feeds emphasis).

Knowledge of the physical and biological sciences, economics, marketing, and engineering is applied to product development, food processing, packaging, food microbiology and safety, food defense, food security, quality control/assurance, technical sales, and distribution. 

Research programs involve food safety, food security, food processing, food microbiology, food quality and composition, and processing. Consumer demands for a variety of highly nutritious and convenient foods of uniformly high quality create many and varied career opportunities in the food and allied industries. 

These careers include:

  • management,
  • research and development
  • process supervision
  • quality control/assurance
  • procurement
  • distribution
  • sales
  • merchandising. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Product development
  • Food processing
  • Food Microbiology and Safety
  • Food Defense
  • Food Security

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:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts of ALL post-secondary institutions attended, including a copy of official English translations for each transcript
  • Unofficial copies of all post-secondary diplomas earned*
  • Unofficial proof of English proficiency
  • Proof of financial support*
  • Passport bio page*
  • GRE
  • Letter of Reference (3)
  • Written Sample (REQUIRED TOPIC)
  • Resume/CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15251 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    15251 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15251 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    7781 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7781 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for El Paso

  • 888 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

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