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  Nov 19, 2017
 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science and Technology Major, MS


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Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in food technology, food science, or a related scientific field.

Requirements

Thesis Option

  • Prior to research for the thesis, the student must develop a detailed written research plan. Registration for 6 hours of FDST 500  Thesis is required. 
  • In addition to the thesis requirement, a minimum of 24 hours of graduate course work is required. This work must be approved by the student’s committee and a minimum of 14 hours must be courses numbered above 500. The committee may require additional course work if the student’s progress or background indicates such need. 
  • All students are required to take 2 hours of FDST 501  Seminar in their program and are expected to attend this course and participate in discussions during their master’s program. 
  • An oral final examination covering the thesis and course work is required.

Non-Thesis Option

  • In lieu of a thesis, students are required to complete a problem in cooperation with their employer (company or governmental agency) and their faculty committee. Students working on a problem must register for 6 hours of FDST 503 
  • In addition to the requirement for 6 hours of 503, a minimum of 24 hours of graduate course work is required. This work must be approved by the student’s committee and a minimum of 14 hours must be in courses numbered above 500. The committee may require additional course work if the student’s progress or background indicates such need. 
  • All students are required to take 2 hours of FDST 501  Seminar in their program and are expected to attend this course and participate in discussions during their master’s program. Completion of 510 or equivalent is also required. 
  • Students will be required to take a written comprehensive examination covering their course work. In addition, an oral final examination covering the problem and course work is required. The oral examination will be held on the Knoxville campus.

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