Food Systems Graduate Program Overview
How To Apply
We are now accepting applications to the Food Systems Graduate Program. Before completing the application, please review the following sheet: Application Guidelines
Applications must be completed on the Graduate College website.
Submission deadline is February 1, 2014. Students are admitted to our program annually during the Fall term.
Students are admitted to the program under a specific track and core courses are taken together for the first year of the program. Students will then go on to complete their track work.
Research Track (two-year): Students will work with a Faculty Advisor to complete a year-long research-based project, while continuing to take courses through the second year.
Professional Track (accelerated program): Students work with a Faculty Advisor to design a final project based on applied skills and desired interests. Final projects can be research or service-based and can be completed anywhere.
The Food Systems Graduate Program is transdisciplinary and involves an understanding of soical, physical, and life science concepts related to food from production through consumption. Therefore, students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. Minimum requirements include:
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Satisfactory GRE General score. Read Graduate Admissions Tests for more information
- Completion of a college-level statistics course
- At least one introductory course in Anthropology, sociology or political science
Students must complete required core courses for a total of 19 credits.
Research Track students are also required to take a minimum of 6 thesis-related research credits.
Profressional Track students are required to complete a 3 credit final project.
Remaining credits can be satisfied through a selection of elective courses.
Please review the Courses page for more information.
Funding Opportunities: Switzer Environmental Fellowship Program
Questions about Tuition and Fees? Read this
Review our Program Brochure for more information about the Food Systems program.
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