Any member of the Penn State Food Science faculty with at least assistant professor rank may participate in the guidance and examination of master's candidates and sign master's thesis signatory pages.

The general guidance of a Food Science master's candidate is the responsibility of an adviser who must be a member of the Penn State Food Science Graduate Faculty. In addition, the Department of Food Science requires an M.S. committee of at least three members, to include one additional member of the Food Science Graduate Faculty other than the adviser.

If a minor has been selected, a faculty member representing the minor field must be appointed to the committee. Please complete the Masters Committee Appointment Signature Form (see back of handbook) to appoint and/or revise the Masters Thesis Committee and file this form with the Graduate Program Coordinator as soon as the committee is finalized or changed.