Information for Prospective Students
The Food Systems Graduate program is transdisciplinary and involves an understanding of social, 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
- Completion of the GRE. Read Graduate Admission Tests for more information. If you have received a Masters degree from an accredited instituion, you may request to have the GRE waived. Contact the Program Coordinator for more information.
- Completion of a college-level statistics course. If the course is not clearly listed on a college transcript, you may be asked to provide additioanl documentation as evidence that you have fulfilled this requirement.
Students are admitted to the Food Systems Graduate program under one of the following tracks and core courses are taken together for the first year of the program. Students will then go on to complete either a final project (Professional Track) or a Thesis (Research Track).
Research Track: 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: 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 during the summer and fall after the first year. This track allows students the flexibility to graduate in 18 months or to study part-time.
Accelerated Professional Track: If you are a current UVM student and enrolled in the Food Systems Minor, you may be eligible to apply for this track. Please carefully review the following AMP Information Sheet (pdf)
How to Apply
Our application deadline for all tracks is every February 1. We have an additional November 1 deadline for the Accelerated Track only. Before completing the application, please review the following Application Tips (pdf)
The application for the Food Systems Graduate program must be completed though the Graduate College. For questions related to program curriculum or design, please contact Serena Parnau. For questions about the online application system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials must be sent directly to the Graduate College Admissions Office, including transcripts and letters of recommendation.
The Graduate College Admissions Offices
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Burlington, VT 05405-0160
Telephone: (802) 656-2699
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