Master of Science in Food Science

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

Thesis Option: 30 semester credit hours

Coursework Option: 36 semester credit hours

Master of Science in Food Science Program of Study (30 or 36 semester credit hours)

Thesis Option (30 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (19 SCH)
NFS 5003Food Chemistry3
NFS 5013Sensory Evaluation of Foods3
NFS 5023Food Analysis3
Seminar1
Statistics or Research Design3
NFS 5983Thesis3
NFS 5993Thesis3
NFS Electives and Additional Coursework11
Select 8-11 semester credit hours from the following:
Food Toxicology
Experimental Food
Food Science and Technology
Special Topics
Special Topics
Note: A maximum of 6 semester credit hours for internship experience, independent study, or cooperative education is permitted in this option. Research semester credit hours are not permitted.
Up to 3 hours of additional coursework to be selected from other NFS program areas (Nutrition or Food Systems Administration), coursework from another department, or coursework transferred from another institution (up to 3 semester credit hours) with approval of the advisory committee.
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Coursework Option (36 semester credit hours)

Required Courses (13 SCH)
NFS 5003Food Chemistry3
NFS 5013Sensory Evaluation of Foods3
NFS 5023Food Analysis3
NFS 5331Seminar in Nutrition (Capstone Seminar)1
Statistics or Research Design3
NFS Electives and Additional Coursework23
Select 12-13 semester credit hours from the following:
Food Toxicology
Experimental Food
Food Science and Technology
Special Topics
Special Topics
Note: A maximum of 6 semester credit hours for internship experience, independent study, or cooperative education is permitted in this option. Research semester credit hours are not permitted.
10-11 hours of additional coursework to be selected from other NFS program areas (Nutrition or Food Systems Administration), coursework from another department, or coursework transferred from another institution (up to 3 semester credit hours) with approval of the advisory committee.
Total Semester Credit Hours36