Food Science (MSc)

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The objective of this program is to provide graduates with general scientific knowledge as well as a more in-depth understanding of particular aspects of food science. This objective is accomplished through course work and departmental research seminars. Extensive laboratory and technical training is obtained by performing experiments under the supervision of a professor and advisory committee. 

This program is offered through the Department of Food Science. More details on this program are available through the department's website

Potential Faculty Advisors

Application Deadlines

  • Winter semester (January): Accepted until November 1st
  • Summer semester (May): Accepted until March 1st
  • Fall semester (September): Accepted until July 1st

How to Apply

Student Profiles

Get a glimpse of a typical day for these grad students in the Department of Food Science. More grad student profiles can be found here

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Brandon Guild
Food Science
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Xinya Wang, MSc
Food Science

Meet the Profs

Say hello to the professors of the Department of Food Science in these 60 second snapshot videos. More faculty videos can be found here. 

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Prof. Lisa Duizer
Food Preferences
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Prof. Alejandro Marangoni
Food Structure
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Prof. Gisèle LaPointe
Food Microbiology

Find Out More

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Contact Us

Tricia Townsend
Food Science Academic Secretary