Food Science and Technology Master of Science

About us

Thank you for your interest in the Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University. Food science is a dynamic field that integrates different disciplines towards a better understanding of our food supply. Our department offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Food Science and Technology.  Students may study:

  • Food chemistry
  • Food safety and microbiology
  • Sensory science
  • Functional foods for health
  • Food safety engineering
  • Advanced food processing technologies
  • Food packaging

Our facilities consist of well-equipped laboratories and three pilot plants for meat, dairy, and fruit and vegetable processing. Alumni of the graduate program have gone on to have careers in academia, industry and government. 

To learn more about our department, please visit the Department of Food Science and Technology website.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.