How To Apply
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. We do not accept MS and PhD applicants for the spring semester.
Please note, the GRE is no longer required for admission.
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 Admissions Committee will not consider your application to the PhD program if it does not include this letter of support.
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. Applications received after January 15 can still be considered for funding, but we prioritize applications received by January 15. We will accept application for the MS program until April 1.
Master's applicants do not need to have a letter of support from a faculty member to apply. We will work with Master's students to identify an appropriate advisor in the first two semesters of the program.
If you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate and interested in the Accelerated Entry Into Master's Degree program (AMP), please contact Allison Spain. Depending on your standing, the application deadline will either be November 1 or April 1.
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.