Food Science and Technology M.S. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
Candidates for the M.S. degree select one major in the field and one minor outside the field. There are no general course credit requirements for the M.S. degree. M.S. degree candidates must make at least one research seminar presentation prior to graduation and are required to assist with the teaching program for at least one semester. In addition to the examinations required by the Graduate School, a qualifying examination is required of the M.S. degree candidates before the start of their second semester of residence.
Excellent opportunities for graduate study in both basic and applied research are available. All course work is done on the Ithaca campus, but students may conduct their research at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva as well as on the Ithaca campus.
Contact InformationWebsite: https://cals.cornell.edu/education/degrees-programs/graduate-field-food-sciences-technology/food-science-and-technology-master-science
Phone: 607 255-2539
M10D Stocking Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Concentrations by Subject
- dairy science
- food chemistry
- food engineering
- food microbiology
- food processing waste technology
- food science [general]
- international food science
- sensory evaluation
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Application Requirements and Deadlines
Fall, Dec. 1
(Food Science will not be admitting students for Spring 2024.)
- all Graduate School Requirements, including the English Language Proficiency Requirement for all applicants
- 2-3 recommendations
- A current resume
Conduct guided original and publishable research.
Demonstrate knowledge of theory and research 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.
Demonstrate ability to serve as teaching assistant.