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Agriculture and Life Sciences (Food Science & Technology) M.P.S. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Food Science and Technology

Program Description

M.P.S. degree candidates must meet the CALS credit requirements in addition to field requirements, which include a project presentation prior to graduation. All graduate students must take the field seminar (FDSC 6000) each term and Principles and Applications of Food Science and Technology (FDSC 6010) their first Fall semester.


  • Food Science
  • Food Chemistry/Product Development
  • Food Safety
  • Food Engineering
  • Dairy Processing
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Enology


Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-2539

M10D Stocking Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject


2018-2019: $35,736

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Feb. 1; Spring, September 1

Requirements Summary:

  • all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS Academic Exam for non-native English applicants
  • 2-3 recommendations
  • GRE general test
  • A current resume

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice across at least two sub-disciplines in the field.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of at least one area of expertise.
  • Follow ethical guidelines for work in the field.
  • Write and speak effectively to professional and lay audiences about issues in the field.