All students enrolled in a graduate program in the Field of Food Science and Technology are expected to have a solid understanding of the Core Competencies in Food Science as outlined by the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT).
Master of Science (M.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Students in the Ph.D. degree program are expected to complete their degree requirements in three to four years but may be allowed up to seven years to complete requirements. While it is typically recommended that students complete a Master degree before beginning a Ph.D. program, the Field of Food Science at Cornell will admit students with strong preparation directly to the Ph.D. program.