Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

University of Arkansas Fayetteville

M.Sc. Online
12 months
421 USD/credit
1138 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Food Safety is designed to prepare students for higher positions in the food industry. 

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The Master of Science in Food Safety program requires a total of 30 hours of graduate-level work.  Each student will complete one three-hour special problem in which a technical paper will be developed. This requirement may be satisfied by an approved thesis project in the Poultry or Food Science department. No more than a total of 6 hours of thesis, special problems and internships are recognized for degree requirements with no more than a total of 6 hours of special problems and internships. Each special problem course should be limited to three hours of credit. An oral examination over all course work and the special problem project or thesis is required.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agriculture
  • Food sciences
  • Life  sciences
  • Special topics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose first language is not English, must submit a minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 79 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a 58 on the Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A)
  • A grade-point average of 3.0 or better (A=4.00) on the last 60 hours of course work taken prior to receipt of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; or
  • Conferral of a post-baccalaureate graduate degree (excluding professional degrees) from a regionally accredited institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1138 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1138 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    421 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 421 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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