18 months
30888 USD/year
30888 USD/year
21600 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of the Food Science program of Rutgers University is to educate students about the essential skills for managing technical development and commercial applications in the food and related consumer driven industries.


About the Program

The students in the Food Science program of Rutgers University will be taught the principles and applications of food science and technology, management and planning, food safety, teamwork, communications skills, and fundamentals of making proper financial decisions.

The rapid progress in all sciences and globalization of the economy has created new demands for advanced degree recipients, including food scientists. Our graduates find themselves in situations where, in addition to a solid food science education, a sound knowledge of broadly defined business skills is necessary for professional  success.  Many of them have become leaders in food industry, government, and academia. There is a need for this program to enable our graduates to utilize their scientific background to not only create new ideas but to also convert them into commercially successful applications. This program will provide benefits to both graduates and the industry. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Biology
  • Food Engineering
  • Microbial Food Safety
  • Predicting Shelf Life of Foods
  • Food Safety

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Graduate Program in Food Science requires two letters of recommendation, official transcripts from the prospective applicants, and acceptable TOEFL for international students whose native languages are not English.
  • The applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in one of the following: food science, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, engineering, or related fields.
  • A course in organic chemistry is preferred. Students without organic chemistry will have to complete a course in their first semester.
  • Applicants concerned about appropriateness of their background should contact the Food Science concentration coordinator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30888 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15444 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    21600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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