Food Science

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of the application of biological, chemical, physical and behavioral sciences to the processing, preservation, quality evaluation, public health aspects, and utilization of foods. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in food science with an emphasis in biochemistry/chemistry, microbiology/fermentation and sensory sciences.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Major Code

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2024

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Jordan Dade
(530) 752-8009 |

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Maria Marco
(530) 574-4893 |

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Daniela Barile
Food Science
(530) 752-0976 |