Food Science, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Degree Core
FDSC 4153Advanced Food Microbiology3
FDSC 4763Analysis of Food Products3
FDSC 5300Food Science Seminar1
FDSC 5373Advanced Food Chemistry3
FDSC 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-10 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours.)30
STAT 5013Statistics for Experimenters I3
Hours Subtotal43
Select 16 hours from the following:16
Principles of Food Engineering
Researching Consumer Food Preferences
Pre-Harvest Food Safety
Processed Meat
Ethics and Professionalism in Animal and Food Science
Quality Control II
Special Topics in Food Science
Food Safety Modernization Act
Advances in Meat Science
Food Safety Audit Schemes
Carcass Value Estimation Systems
Issues in Food Science
Interpreting Animal and Food Science Research
Hours Subtotal16
Other Requirements
FDSC 5300Food Science Seminar1
Hours Subtotal1
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval