The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Food Science and Nutrition, Food Science Specialization includes advanced studies oriented toward food science, food microbiology, food preservation and safety, and health properties of foods and food components. 

Effective Fall 2018 

Required Courses
FTEC 570Food Product Development2
FTEC 572Food Biotechnology2
FTEC 574Current Issues in Food Safety2
FTEC 576Cereal Science2
FTEC 578/HORT 578Phytochemicals and Probiotics for Health3
FSHN 600Responsible Conduct of Research1
FSHN 692Seminar2
Dissertation (minimum of 10 credits)
FTEC 799Dissertation10
Required Statistics/Research Methods – Select two courses from the following:6-8
Introduction to Research Methods
Principles: Quantitative Data Analysis
Qualitative Research
Qualitative Data Analysis
Methods of Research in Psychology I
Methods of Research in Psychology II
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II
Electives10-12
Select a minimum of 10 credits not take elsewhere in the program in consultation with the graduate committee (see example Elective Courses list below)
Master's Degree Credit (a maximum of 30 credits may be accepted from a master's degree)30

 Example Elective Courses

ANEQ 565Interpreting Animal Science Research3
ANEQ 567HACCP Meat Safety2
ANEQ 660Topics in Meat Safety1
BC 463Molecular Genetics3
BC 513Enzymology1
BC 517Metabolism2
BC 565Molecular Regulation of Cell Function4
BC 665AAdvanced Topics in Cell Regulation: Microscopic Methods2
BC 665BAdvanced Topics in Cell Regulation: Modern Methods2
BC 701Grant Proposal Writing and Reviewing1
BMS 500Mammalian Physiology I4
BMS 501Mammalian Physiology II4
CBE 504/BIOM 504Fundamentals of Biochemical Engineering3
CHEM 431Instrumental Analysis4
CM 502/NB 502Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology2
EDRM 600Introduction to Research Methods3
EDRM 606Principles: Quantitative Data Analysis3
EDRM 704Qualitative Research3
EDRM 705Qualitative Data Analysis3
ERHS 510Cancer Biology3
ERHS 611Cancer Genetics2
FSHN 500Food Systems, Nutrition, and Food Security2
FSHN 540Nutrigenomics and Advanced Lipid Metabolism3
FSHN 550Advanced Nutritional Science I3
FSHN 551Advanced Nutritional Science II3
FSHN 640Selected Topics in Nutritional Epidemiology2
FSHN 650ARecent Developments in Human Nutrition: Protein, Vitamins, and Minerals2
FSHN 650BRecent Developments in Human Nutrition: Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Energy2
FSHN 650CRecent Developments in Human Nutrition: Genomic, Proteomics, and Metabolomics2
FSHN 661International Nutrition2
FSHN 695AIndependent Study: Food Science1-3
FSHN 696AGroup Study: Food Science1-3
FSHN 792Seminar-Research Topics in Nutrition1
HORT 401Medicinal and Value-Added Uses of Plants3
HORT 675Plant Stress Physiology3
JTC 662Communicating Science and Technology3
MIP 443Microbial Physiology4
MIP 450Microbial Genetics3
MIP 533/VS 533Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases/Zoonoses3
MIP 555Principles and Mechanisms of Disease3
MIP 624Advanced Topics in Microbial Ecology2
MIP 651Immunobiology3
PSY 652Methods of Research in Psychology I4
PSY 653Methods of Research in Psychology II4
SOCR 755Advanced Soil Microbiology3
STAT 511ADesign and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software4
or STAT 511B Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software
STAT 512Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II4
VS 562Applied Data Analysis3

Most students entering this Ph.D. program will bring in 30 credits from a Master's program in a related field. The above curriculum represents a total of 42 credits beyond the Master's level. If a prospective student has less than 30 credits toward the program, an individualized curriculum plan will be developed by working with a primary advisor to cover possible deficiencies.