Ph.D. On Campus

Food Science and Technology

The Ohio State University

60 months
40605 USD/year
37396 USD/year
12523 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University. Food science is a dynamic field that integrates different disciplines towards a better understanding of our food supply. 


Our department at the The Ohio State University offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in Food Science and Technology.  Students may study:

  • Food chemistry
  • Food safety and microbiology
  • Sensory science
  • Functional foods for health
  • Food safety engineering
  • Advanced food processing technologies
  • Food packaging

Our facilities consist of well-equipped laboratories and three pilot plants for meat, dairy, and fruit and vegetable processing. Alumni of the graduate program have gone on to have careers in academia, industry and government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Quality Assurance 
  • Food Laws and Regulations
  • Food Plant Management 
  • Unit Operations in Food Processing 
  • Fruit and Vegetable Processing 
  • Dairy Processing 
  • Food Fermentations 
  • Food Packaging 
  • Measurement of Food Perception and Liking 
  • Food Microbiology Lecture 
  • Food Microbiology Lab

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Submit documentation that demonstrates fulfillment of the following:

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential)
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40605 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40605 USD per year during 60 months.
  • National

    37396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37396 USD per year during 60 months.
  • In-State

    12523 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12523 USD per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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


Graduate and professional students at Ohio State have a variety of funding options available to them, including associateships and other employment, fellowships, loans and scholarships.

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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