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Graduate Program Overview

The Food Science Graduate Program at Purdue University is an interdepartmental program, including all 20 of the faculty in the Department of Food Science and 11 select faculty in the following departments: Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Animal Sciences, Nutrition Science.  On average, there are 75 graduate students in the program, equally divided between M.S. and Ph.D. students, and approximately equally divided between U.S. and international students. All graduate students are supported on assistantships (or fellowships).

We have special programs for graduate students, outstanding facilities, award-winning faculty, and very helpful and capable staff. There are many opportunities for networking with companies, government agencies, and other university colleagues. We expect a lot from the students accepted into our program, including taking on leadership opportunities. Many of our graduate students have held leadership positions in national organizations.

Graduate Program Admission

Food Science Graduate Program (MS, PhD, and Direct PhD) admission process is handled by the Food Science Graduate Program Coordinator, Mitzi Barnett. She will guide you through the application process as you apply through the Purdue University Graduate School. For more information, use the following links:

Graduate Program Overview

Signature Areas

Special Programs for Graduate Students

Funding for Graduate Students