Food Systems Program
How To Apply
Our application deadline for Fall 2013 enrollment has closed. Students are admitted to our program every fall. Please check back for future application dates.
Applications must be completed on the Graduate College website.
IMPORTANT: When filling out the application form, you must indicate which track you wish to pursue on the specialty/concentration line.
Food Systems Program Overview
There are two phases to the Food Systems Master's program: Immersion and Research or Application. All students will take the same first-year immersion program, then continue on either of two tracks:
Research Track (two-year): Students design and complete a year-long project with a faculty mentor, continuing to take courses through the traditional academic year.
Professional Track (accelerated program): Students choose summer intensive courses and spend one semester designing and researching a final project.
The Food Systems Masters 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
Minimum degree requirements are:
- 32 hours, including 6 hours of supervised thesis research (Research Track) or a 3-credit project plus 6-9 credits of summer coursework and fieldwork (Professional Track).
- Required courses: Qualitative Research Methods, Theories and Methods for Quantitative Research, Food Systems, Society and Policy (Fall), Food Systems, Science and Policy (Spring) and Food Systems Immersion.
- All students are also required to take a 3-credit Travel Immersion course, either in summer or during semester breaks.
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