IX. Graduate Programs

Food Science

Food Science is the study of scientific and technological principles applied to the processing, preservation, packaging, distribution, handling, storage and evaluation of food products. It is an applied science, drawing heavily upon the principles of chemistry, engineering and microbiology. Research-based MSc and PhD thesis programs have existed in the Department of Food Science since its creation from the Department of Dairy Science in 1967 and are offered in the fields of:

  • Food Chemistry

  • Food Processing

  • Food Microbiology

The Food Science program at Guelph is the only one of its kind in Ontario and over the years has trained a large percentage of the Food Scientists currently employed in the Ontario food industry. In 1992, a course-based MSc in Food Safety and Quality Assurance was developed by Food Science with several other departments at the University of Guelph. In 2010, a Graduate Diploma in Food Safety and Quality Assurance was introduced. The diploma is available only online. For more details please consult the FSQA program

University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1