Food Science and Human Nutrition, M.Sc. | The University of Maine | Orono, United States
M.Sc. On Campus

Food Science and Human Nutrition

12 months
29214 USD/year
29214 USD/year
9738 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition at The University of Maine is a 30 credit hour program designed to prepare students to work in areas of human nutrition and food science. 


Students may opt to focus their coursework on food science, human nutrition, or a combination of both. 

The Food Science and Human Nutrition program from The University of Maine offers a thesis and non-thesis option, with the non-thesis option having the additional flexibility of being completed on-campus or online.

Key Features 

  • Our human nutrition faculty conduct research in the areas of nutrition education and behavioral interventions, community nutrition, human nutrient requirements over the lifespan, the effects of micronutrients, trace minerals and lipids on human health and other nutritional issues. 
  • The food science faculty conduct research in areas of food safety and quality, food chemistry, food microbiology and food processing, and the development of healthy foods and novel value-added food products. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Human Nutrition
  • Food Preservation
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Nutrition and Aging
  • Trace Mineral Nutrition, Metabolism and Clinical Applications
  • Current Food Safety Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
4 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with a Food Science focus must have successfully completed undergraduate training with either a major or minor in one of the biological or physical sciences with courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry or an undergraduate degree in food science, food technology, food engineering or processing.
  • Applicants with a Human Nutrition focus should have an undergraduate degree in nutrition (or approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), human ecology, chemistry, biochemistry, or in an appropriate combination of biological sciences with courses in nutrition, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and human physiology.
  • Applicants to the online MS program should have had one year of college-level chemistry, one year of college-level biology (with one semester being Anatomy & Physiology), and an entry-level nutrition course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29214 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29214 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29214 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29214 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9738 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9738 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Orono

1216 - 1888 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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