Master of Science (MS) in Food Science and Nutrition —Food Science Specialization


The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is actively involved in a wide range of research activities that all revolve around our central mission, to illuminate the role of food and nutrition in the health of society.

Master of Science (MS) in Food Science and Nutrition — Food Science Specialization

Areas of Study

The Master of Science degree in Food Science and Nutrition with specialization in Food Science includes advanced studies oriented toward food science, food microbiology, food preservation and safety, and health properties of foods and food components. The program provides students with training for doctoral studies and professional degrees, as well as careers in government agencies and industry. A minimum of 35 credits is required for the MS degree.


  • This program is offered on-campus and online (the online program is for Registered Dietitians only).

Next Steps

  • Contact your department representative or request more program information.
  • Check out department requirements and resources from your department’s website.
  • The Great Plains Idea program is offered online at a distance and is for current Registered Dietitians only; resources for distance students are available through the CSU Online website.
  • When you’re ready to take the leap, start your application.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

  • Fall – January 15