University Catalog 2024-2025

Food Science (MS)

Degree Requirements

Core Courses12
Select six hours of coursework listed under "Core Courses" approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Select an additional six hours of coursework listed under either "Core Courses" or "Elective Courses" approved in conjunction with the academic committee
Supervised Teaching Course1
Master's Supervised Teaching
Seminar Course1
Seminar In Food Science
Additional Courses10
"Additional Courses" will be determined in conjunction with the academic committee 1
Research Course6
Master's Thesis Research 2
Total Hours30

"Additional Courses" may include FS courses, optional minor courses, and/or interdisciplinary courses.


Up to 6 credits of FS 695 Master's Thesis Research may be used toward the 30 total hours.

Core Courses

Select courses from at least two categories below:
FS 567Sensory Analysis of Foods3
FS 741Thermal Processing of Foods3
FS 540Food Safety and Public Health3
FS 725Fermentation Microbiology3
FS 501Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism3
FS 555Exercise Nutrition3
NTR 701Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism3
NTR 706Vitamin Metabolism3
NTR 708Energy Metabolism3
NTR 775Mineral Metabolism3
Processing Technology
FS 516Quality Control in Food and Bioprocessing3
FS 522Food Packaging3
FS 530Post-Harvest Food Safety3
FS 535Food Safety Management Systems3
FS 7514

Elective Courses

FS 520Pre-Harvest Food Safety3
FS 526Upstream Biomanufacturing Laboratory2
FS 550Food Industry Study Tour2
FS 554Lactation, Milk, and Nutrition3
FS 557Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods3
FS 562Postharvest Physiology3
FS 580Professional Development and Ethics in Food Safety1
Additional courses may be selected in conjunction with the academic committee

Full Professors

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

Adjunct Faculty

  • Pablo Marcelo Coronel
  • Jack Parker Davis
  • Brian E. Farkas
  • Mario Giovanni Ferruzzi
  • William Ronald Aimutis Jr.
  • Katherine Patterson Maloney
  • Tawanda Muzhingi
  • Shengmin Sang