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Ph.D. On Campus Blended

Biological Sciences - Food Science Specialization

South Dakota State University

654 USD/credit 39240 USD/full
654 USD/credit 39240 USD/full
340 USD/credit 20400 USD/full
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Safe, high quality, and functional foods are vital components of nutritious diets around the world. The Biological Sciences - Food Science Specialization program at South Dakota State University offers excellent opportunities for graduate level coursework and research leading to academic or industry careers in Food Science. 

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Graduate students receive advanced preparation related to food processing, product development, and food safety.  Biological Sciences - Food Science Specialization at South Dakota State University  is a multi-disciplinary program that is administered by the Department of Dairy and Food Science; but may also include such diverse areas as animal science, food grain processing, and agricultural & biosystems engineering.

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Hold an undergraduate or master's degree in food science, microbiology or chemistry
  • Are a problem solver and analytical thinker
  • Want to lead research in the lab
  • Are interested in developing new food innovations
  • Are imaginative and creative

Career Opportunities

  • Product developer
  • Research scientist
  • Academia
  • Food plant operations manager
  • Food safety specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Dairy and Food Microbiology 
  • Laboratory Techniques in Dairy Science 
  • Field Experience
  • Food Chemistry and Analysis 
  • New Food Product Development 

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60 alternative credits

60-90 credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The application must include the application fee, all post-secondary transcripts, degree certificates, and other materials as required by specific programs before processing of the application will begin. The Graduate School employs a rolling deadline, however, students should check with their program of interest for specific admission deadlines. 
  • Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy degree, 60-credit plan, must have a Master’s degree. This degree must be awarded from an approved, accredited institution. In those cases where applicants do not have a Master’s degree, departmental requirements will apply, either requiring completion of a Master’s degree or permitting an individual to move directly into a doctoral program, 90-credit plan. Domestic, international or non-degree seeking students may submit an application online.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39240 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit
  • National

    39240 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 654 USD per credit
  • In-State

    20400 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 340 USD per credit

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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