How To Apply
The application deadline for the Food Systems PhD program is January 15.
PhD applicants must have a letter of support from a Food Systems faculty member that states they are agreeing to be your advisor and indicating whether they have any funding to support you.
The priority deadline for funding consideration for the Food Systems MS program is January 15. Applications received by this deadline will be considered for any funding opportunites, including the Innovation Fellowships, as well as several scholarships that are available for students beginning the Master's program in Fall 2020.
The application deadline for the MS program without consideration for funding is April 1.
If you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate and interested in the Accelerated Master's program (AMP), please contact Allison Spain. Depending on your standing, the application deadline is either November 1 or April 1.
All applications and materials, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, must be submitted through the UVM Graduate Admissions online application. Please carefully review the instructions before completing the application.
Please note, effective for the 2020-2021 application cycle, the GRE is no longer required for admission.
We do not admit students to the PhD program unless we can guarantee funding for at least 3 years. In year 4, it is the student's advisor who is responsible for securing funding. Funding includes a stipend and tuition waiver. Please contact the Program Coordinator if you would like more information.
For the Master's students, we have two Innovation Fellowships that we are able to offer each year in partnership with UVM Dining/Sodexo. The Innovation Fellows receive a stipend and a tuition waiver for 6 credits in both the fall and spring semesters of their first year in exchange for working 10 hours/week with UVM Dining on various research projects. The current job descriptions for the Innovation Fellowships are available here. We are also occasionally able to offer scholarships, and those decisions are made by the Admissions Committee.