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Food Systems, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The PhD in Food Systems at The University of Vermont combines a comprehensive investigation of food systems and a commitment to developing methods for solving the current problems of the food system through a cohort intensive experience. 

About

Every year, the food systems cohort will work together to address problems and devise potential solutions.  

Students then move towards disciplinary depth and mastery by designing a course of study with a dissertation committee and developing a research proposal.  

Students of this PhD in Food Systems at The University of Vermont will also engage in independent research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    75 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Systems, Soc & Policy
  • Food Systems, Science & Policy
  • Professional Development Sem.
  • Professional Skills Colloquium
  • Ethics and the Food System
  • Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • Dissertation Writing Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Minimum requirements include:

  • GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Completion of the GRE with satisfactory results in the general (aptitude) portion.  If you have received a Master's Degree from an accredited institution, you may request to have the GRE waived.
  • TOEFL or IELTS exam scores must be submitted if you are an international student.
  • Completion of a college-level statistics course. If this information is not clearly listed on a college transcript, you will need to provide additional documentation as evidence that you have fulfilled this requirement.
  • A letter of support from a Food Systems Faculty member who agrees to serve as primary advisor during enrollment in the PhD Program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16768 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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