Entry into Ph.D. Program Without a M.S. Degree
Minimum Graduate School Requirements
- Maximum Non-degree credits allowed (needs approval): 15
(Transfer credits are not allowed for the Ph.D. degree)
- Candidacy Exam
- Comprehensive Exam
- Residency: 2 Semesters
Two semesters within a 12-month period; summer session is not considered a semester.
- Minimum GPA needed to graduate: 3.0
- Time Limit (from date of passing candidacy exam): 8 years
Minimum Departmental Requirements
- FD SC 500A, FD SC 500B, FD SC 500C, FD SC 500D: 4 credits
- FD SC 501: 2 credits
- FD SC 602: 2 credits
Beginning with 2nd year, Ph.D. students are required to assist with one course each academic year as a Teaching Assistant (TA).
- Other 500-level Food Science courses: 6 credits
3 credits of this requirement can be satisfied by 400 level Food Science courses with permission of the adviser.
- Food Science (FD SC) 600: 6 credits
- Additional 400-500 level courses: 12 credits
Students receiving a Ph.D. in Food Science must have satisfactorily completed one 400-500 level course in each of these areas, during their undergraduate or graduate program.
- Including Statistics (STAT) 500 or equivalent
- Candidacy exam
- Doctoral committee
- Comprehensive exam
- Thesis seminar
- Thesis defense
Although most applicants to the Ph.D. program have already obtained a Master's degree in Food Science or a related program, the M.S. degree is not a prerequisite for entrance into the doctorate program.
Application procedures to the Ph.D. program in Food Science for students without a M.S. degree.
This Ph.D. coursework requirements form, for students without a M.S. degree, must be submitted before thesis defense date can be scheduled.