M.Sc. On Campus

Food Science and Technology

Cornell University

24 months
20800 USD/year
20800 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At Cornell University, candidates for the M.S. degree in Food Science and Technology program select one major in the field and one minor outside the field. 


There are no general course credit requirements for the M.S. degree. M.S. degree candidates must make at least one research seminar presentation prior to graduation and are required to assist with the teaching program for at least one semester. 

We offer a master degree in Food Science and Technology at Cornell University, in addition to the examinations required by the Graduate School, a qualifying examination is required of the M.S. degree candidates before the start of their second semester of residence.

Excellent opportunities for graduate study in both basic and applied research are available. All course work is done on the Ithaca campus, but students may conduct their research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva as well as on the Ithaca campus.

Learning Outcomes

  • Conduct guided original and publishable research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and research across at least two sub-disciplines in the field.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of at least one area of expertise.
  • Follow ethical guidelines for work in the field.
  • Write and speak effectively to professional and lay audiences about issues in the field.
  • Demonstrate ability to serve as teaching assistant.


Cornell University will be widely recognized as a top-ten research university in the world, and a model university for the interweaving of liberal education and fundamental knowledge with practical education and impact on societal and world problems.

Programme Structure

Concentrations by Subject

  • dairy science
  • enology
  • food chemistry
  • food engineering
  • food microbiology
  • food processing waste technology
  • food science [general]
  • international food science
  • sensory evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • 2-3 recommendations
  • GRE general test
  • A current resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    20800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20800 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ithaca

1128 - 2460 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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Updated over a year ago

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