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    Mar 21, 2023  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science and Technology Major, PhD

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  • Completion of a master’s degree in the field, or a closely related field, or passing a special qualifying examination is required for admission. 
  • A dissertation is required for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Each student must develop a detailed written plan for the dissertation research. 
  • A minimum of 72 hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, excluding credit for the master’s thesis, is required. Of this, 24 hours must be FDST 600  Doctoral Research and Dissertation. 
  • At least 24 hours of course work numbered above 500, exclusive of doctoral research and dissertation, are required. At least 6 of the 24 hours must be courses numbered above 600. 
  • A minimum of 6 hours of courses for graduate credit must be taken outside the Department of Food Science and Technology. 
  • All candidates must complete FDST 601  (2 hours) and are expected to attend 601 during their PhD program. 
  • Each candidate must pass both written and oral comprehensive examinations prior to admission to candidacy. Major professors will advise candidates on competencies expected. A final oral examination is required that includes a defense of the dissertation and subject matter that the student’s committee considers appropriate.

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