The Ph.D Food Technology degree requires students to take:
FDTH 8510 (Food Technology seminar)
FDTH 9910 (doctoral dissertation research)
Additional courses may be selected from those offered in agricultural economics and applied statistics, biosystems engineering, animal and veterinary sciences, food science, packaging science, horticulture and microbiology as required by the student’s graduate advisory committee.
Each PhD candidate must pass written and oral qualifying exams, complete a distinctive research project, write a dissertation, and defend the research dissertation to the satisfaction of the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee and under the guidelines of the Graduate School.
The Food Technology doctoral program is offered by selected faculty from the following departments:
Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Horticulture
Microbiology and Molecular Medicine
Applicants must have a strong background in food technology, human nutrition, or related areas. Each student is strongly encouraged to select a major faculty advisor before starting a graduate degree.