University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Food Science (PhD)

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Food Science
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,331

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.



The Department of Food Science provides state of the art knowledge translation focused on developing sustainable, safe and innovative foods aimed at improving human health. Research done in Food Science focuses on interdisciplinary studies spanning chemistry, biology, microbiology, natural product chemistry, nanoscience, physics and nutritional science.

We offer a Master’s program and a Doctoral program. Master’s students complete a thesis based Master of Science (MSc) over the period of approximately six semesters. The PhD program requires the successful completion of a qualifying exam and the completion and defense of a research-based thesis.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants require an Honours BSc in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Physics, or other related degree. A minimum average of 73% for the last four semesters completed prior to entry is required. As part of the application package, applicants are required to secure a faculty advisor to supervise their program.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 13, 2022