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Janel Koons
Program Coordinator

Elsa Croft (Toburen)
Graduate Program Information
Food Science Institute
216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Dr. North
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-4057
etoburen@k-state.edu

Application Process for Food Science Master's Degree

For questions or to learn more about the program, visit the food science master's degree website.

1. Review Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into the food science master’s degree, students must have already completed or meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA in the final two years or approximately the last 60 credit hours
  • Completion of prerequisite courses
    • Statistics
    • Biochemistry
    • Organic chemistry
    • General calculus
    • Physics
    • Microbiology (introductory level)
    • Botany, zoology or biology
  • Reside within the U.S. or Canada
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

2. Review Application Requirements

Application Deadlines
  • U.S. Applicants
    • Fall semester (begins in late August): April 15
    • Spring semester (begins in late January): September 15
  • International Applicants
    • Fall semester (begins in late August): January 8
    • Spring semester (begins in late January): August 1
Application Fee
  • U.S. Applicants: $65
  • International Applicants: $75

Graduate School Application Fee FAQ

3. Prepare to Apply

Please be prepared to upload the following information when completing the online application.

  • Statement of objectives
    • One to two pages is sufficient
    • Description of why the applicant wants to pursue a graduate degree in food science at Kansas State University
    • Indicate general area of interest (i.e., food chemistry, food microbiology, cereals, meat science, sensory analysis, etc.). This allows the application to be directed to the appropriate faculty. Terms such as "food processing" and "food technology" are too general and may result in rejection due to of lack of specificity.
    • Indicate any prior contact the applicant has had with faculty
    • Indicate faculty with whom the applicant desires to work as a graduate student, if known
  • Names and emails of three professional and/or academic references
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Unofficial transcripts from each institution attended
    • Failure to list any colleges or universities from which the applicant received a degree or enrolled in graduate coursework may result in dismissal from the university.
    • If transcripts are not in English, the applicant must furnish a translation by an appropriate authority.
    • Applicants will be asked for official transcripts after notification of admission.
Proof of English Proficiency

Students whose primary language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency during the application process by providing any one of the following official minimum test scores:

Test

Minimum Required Score

58


Scores must be self-reported within the application and official scores must be sent by the testing service to K-State.

Exception: students who have received a degree in the last two years from a U.S. college or university are not required to take any of the above English language proficiency exams.

4. Apply

Apply

Tip: select “Distance-Off Campus” and “Master’s” on the Academic Information page. On the Program Selection page, select “Agriculture” followed by “Food Science.”

For questions or to learn more about the program, visit the food science master's degree website.

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Degree: Master of Science
College: Agriculture
Credits: 34
Course delivery: Online; Oral Examination on campus in Manhattan, Kansas

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