Food Science

M.S. in Food Science


Kansas State University's interdepartmental food science graduate program offers a master's degree with a report or thesis option that can be completed on campus in Manhattan or via online education. Students located in the Kansas City region are able to take electives in-person on the Olathe campus when available.

$428.90 per credit hour*
30 credit hours
Lab research available

*This estimate is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress.


Program Overview

The Master of Science in Food Science program at K-State Olathe provides cutting-edge training in developing, processing, manufacturing, and marketing safe, wholesome, and attractive food products. The curriculum focuses on the microbiology of food, principles of HACCP, quality assurance of food products, food analysis, and advanced food chemistry.

Moreover, The Institute of Food Technologists recognizes Kansas State University as having "the most comprehensive" food science program in the United States.

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More Information

To learn more about the admission requirements and application deadlines, J. Scott Smith, chair of the food science graduate program, at


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