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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Overview

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus / Program in Food Science is located in St. Paul, MN, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 15
Doctoral Degrees 6

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

101
Applied
20
Accepted
17
Enrolled
20%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
95
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Previous course work in general chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, physics, and biology
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Previous course work in general chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, physics, and biology; MS or demonstrated research capabilities

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

58
Total Graduate Students
50%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.72%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.72%
Asian 6.9%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 3.45%

Gender

Male (27%)
Female (72%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 10
Male (20)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Food chemistry, food microbiology, food technology, grain science, dairy science, food safety
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
2,000,000

Location & Contact

Address 225 Food Science and Nutrition Building
1334 Eckles Avenue
St. Paul, MN  55108
United States
Contact Dr. Joellen Feirtag
Director of Graduate Studies
Email: jfeirtag@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-3629
Fax: 612-625-5272

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