M.Sc. On Campus

Food Science and Human Nutrition

University of Florida

24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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The M.S. program at University of Florida offers tracks in Food Science and Human Nutrition. The Institute of Food Technologists and the American Society for Nutrition recognize these concentrations. 

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The M.S. programs also include thesis and nonthesis options. The department also offers a combined Master of Science-Dietetics Internship (MS-DI) program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE). 

Key facts:

  • Students who complete this program are eligible to take the national registration examination to become a registered dietitian. Only graduates from a CADE accredited/approved Didactic Program in Dietetics are eligible for the MS-DI program.
  • Specific areas of study include nutritional biochemistry/molecular biology, nutrient function/metabolism, medical nutrition therapy/dietetics, nutritional immunology, food processing/engineering, food chemistry/biochemistry, and food safety/microbiology/quality. The Food Science and Human Nutrition program is offered at University of Florida.
  • Applicants must have an adequate background in physical and biological sciences and food science or nutritional sciences. Students with specific deficiencies will be required to take prerequisite courses.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Professional Development in Dietetics
  • Problems in Dietetics
  • Advanced Dietetic Seminar
  • Dietetic Internship 
  • Dietetic Internship in Sports Nutrition
  • Current Issues in Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Principles in Food Microbiology
  • Food Product Development
  • Citrus Processing Technology
  • Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
  • Current Issues in Food Regulations
  • Sensory Evaluation of Food
  • Psychophysical Aspects of Foods
  • Advanced Food Microbiology
  • Advanced Food Chemistry
  • Flavor Chemistry and Technology
  • Instrumental Analysis and Separations
  • Advanced Food Processing
  • Industrial Food Fermentations
  • Proteins and Enzymes in Food Systems
  • Carbohydrates in Food Systems
  • Problems in Food Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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    30134 USD/year
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  • National

    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
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