Effectively communicate the current state of the discipline in their specific research topic as well as a sound understanding of the general principles of food science.
Access information about food science through the internet, scientific journals and other sources, and evaluate the quality of reported research, drawing conclusions that are scientifically sound.
Plan, conduct and report original research in food science.
The MS program in food science prepares students to work at an advanced level in the food industry or to pursue a doctoral degree through in-depth study of the chemistry of food component functionality, the microbiology of product manufacture and preservation, and the physical principles involved in processes. Students become proficient at designing and conducting research and development projects and communicating the results in a manner consistent with the best professionalism in the discipline.
Requirements for Degree.
- Credit hours (30): minimum 24 course work hours plus 6 thesis hours (NDFS 699R).
- Required courses: NDFS 652, 654, 656, 691R, 699R; Stat 511.
- Minor (optional): selected with approval of faculty advisor.
- Examinations: (1) oral examination on course work; and (2) defense of thesis.
- Thesis: standard university format or journal publication format.