Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 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.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Food Science and Nutrition: Food Science Specialization

Areas of Study

  • Meat science
  • Cereal science
  • Food microbiology
  • Food preservation
  • Food safety
  • The extrusion processing of food

Next Steps


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