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
-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
Degrees & Awards
Entrance Exam GRE or GMAT
Thesis Alternate accepted
|Master's Degree Exam||GRE or GMAT|
Tuition & Fees
|Financial award applicants must submit:||FAFSA|
|Types of financial support available||
Scholarship and/or loans
|Black or African American||4.17%|
|White or Caucasian||29%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0%|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||8.33%|