MASTER OF SCIENCE IN FOOD SCIENCE
Alabama A&M University College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences
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The Department offers graduate programs leading to an M.S. degree in Food Science. Students apply a fundamental understanding of biological, chemical, physical, and behavioral sciences to the processing, preservation, quality evaluation, nutrition and health aspects, and utilization of foods. Our research and education programs integrate the disciplines of chemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, processing, engineering, toxicology, sensory science, product development, animal health, biochemistry, and nutrition to prepare qualified graduates for food-related careers in industry, government, and academia. The graduate programs in Food Science provide students with a deeper understanding and knowledge base of the various areas of the field and also give students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research; an essential part of this applied science. Students learn theory in a classroom setting and apply the knowledge gained in a laboratory setting. Students earning an M.S. in Food Science will be thoroughly prepared to begin work in any area of Food Science, including Nutritional/Food Biochemistry, Food Engineering/Processing, Food Chemistry, Food Toxicology, Food Biotechnology, Food Microbiology/Safety, Animal Health, and Sensory Science.