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Graduate Students

UW-Madison’s Food Science Program ranks among the best of its kind in the United States

The Department of Food Science offers graduate study leading to Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Students with satisfactory undergraduate training in fields such as food science, dairy science, chemistry, biochemistry, nutrition, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, microbiology, or any biological sciences will have a suitable background for graduate studies in Food Science.

The Department of Food Science faculty, as well as affiliated faculty from other departments, has varied research interests and offer students research and educational programs that encompass the core disciplines of chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and nutrition.

In order to be admitted to the Department of Food Science, a faculty member must agree to accept you into their research group and provide you with laboratory and desk space. The faculty member also makes the decision if they will offer you a research assistantship (RA). RAs are awarded by individual professors through funds available to their research programs. These assistantships include a stipend, tuition remission, and an excellent health insurance package.

All applicants are considered for financial support; no additional application materials are necessary.

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How to Apply

Create an Account with UW-Madison and start your application process! Our graduate application process will walk you through the requirements necessary from you to be eligible for admission.

Graduate Program Stats

The department of food science is proud to accept students from around the world, from all different walks of life.

MS | PhD

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is the part of a student’s college expenses that pay for the academic experience and it is one part of the overall cost of attendance at UW-Madison.

International Applicant Financial Information

Our graduate programs attracts students from around the globe whom are interested in furthering their education in Food Science.

Funding & Financial Aid

Finance your way through your graduate degree with an assistantship, fellowship, and other options.

Graduate Student Labs

Our current graduate students and the lab they are working in. Our students are incredibly kind and hard-working. They are looking forward to using their degree to the best of their ability.

Current Graduate Student Information

Important information for current graduate students to stay on track for their degree.

Graduate Student Life

The UW-Madison Graduate school is here to support our graduate students and their families, from childcare to group fitness classes.

International Student Services

ISS is here to help contribute the success of all international students studying at the University of Wisconsin. They provide resources and programs to advance the community of UWM.

Graduate Student Handbook

The Food Science Handbook provides thorough information regarding services, coursework, research and more.

Undergraduate Program

With nearly 100% job placement, our graduates are equipped to compete and succeed in a modern global economy.

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