Orange, CA
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May 1
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2 Degrees Offered
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Master of Science in Food Science

Chapman University's M.S. in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to turn passion for science and food into a rewarding career.

Food Science uses biology, chemistry, physical sciences, psychology and engineering to study the properties of foods. Food scientists develop innovative ways to process, preserve, or package food, thereby making our food supply safer, sustainable and more nutritious. The food science industry represents one of the healthiest industries in the world, from food processing to food sales contributing close to $42.2 billion to the U.S. economy.

Students in the program learn how to apply scientific principles to study the properties of food and to develop innovative ways to process and package foods resulting in safe, sustainable and nutritious food choices. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for food scientists is projected to increase 10% until 2020, and job prospects in Southern California especially continue to grow steadily.

More than 1,500 food-processing companies are located within a 90-mile radius of Chapman University's campus in Orange County, California. In fact, most students in the program obtain work experience via internships and the program's job placement rate is close to 100%. Graduates have found employment with:

-Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.
-Disney Consumer Products
-Dr Pepper/Seven-Up
-Fresh Express
-Nestle, USA
-Ready Pac Foods, Inc.
-Starbucks corporate headquarters
-Sunkist Growers, Inc.
-Taco Bell corporate headquarters
And many, many more

Chapman University also offers the following dual degree programs:

-MBA/MS in Food Science
-JD/MS in Food Science

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Location & Contact

Food Science Program

Schmid College of Science and Technology
Chapman University

One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866
United States

Dr. Anuradha Prakash

Program Director

Phone: 714-744-7895

Monica Chen

Graduate Admission Counselor

Phone: 714-289-3590

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Degrees & Awards

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Food Science And Technology Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science/Master of Business Administration (MS/MBA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 14
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


75% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 41
    • Accepted 31
    • Acceptance Rate 75
    • Enrolled 26
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $60
    • Application Fee - International $60
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE or GMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 550 paper-based, 80 iBT), IELTS (6.5), PTE Academic (53), or CAE

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students53
    • Female Percentage72%
    • Male Percentage28%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students53
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino9%
    • Black / African American2%
    • White / Caucasian32%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian21%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races10%
    • Unknown or International Student26%


  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty10
    • Full-time Percentage40%
    • Part-time Percentage60%
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%




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