Florida State University Graduate Program in Food Science


College of Human Sciences, Academic Support Assistant
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone: (850) 644-1117
Email: nfes_gs@fsu.edu

Degrees Offered: M.S. and Ph.D.


Program Description

Department of Nutrition & Food Science

We have excellent faculty and encourage you to review their CV (Vita).

Master’s Programs

The master’s program in Nutrition & Food Science has three (3) areas of specialization:

  • Nutrition Science - specialization focuses on laboratory research in nutrition
  • Nutrition Education & Health Promotion - emphasizes nutrition counseling and community outreach
  • Food Science - a strong research element that explores the nature of foods, food safety, and food processing

Both thesis and non-thesis options are available at the master's level.  A Dietetic Internship (+DI) may be available to those who qualify.

Doctoral Programs

The doctoral program in Human Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science major, prepares students to pursue careers in a wide variety of health-related careers as well as academia. It is a research intensive and competency-based program. Current research includes body composition, functional food, chronic disease and aging response, food allergy, and safety/quality detection methods. This major has two (2) areas of specialization; Food Science and Nutrition Science. A Dietetic Internship (+DI) may be available to those who qualify.

Dietetic Internship (+DI)

The Dietetic Internship (+DI) is for those who are interested in working in a clinical setting and have completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The +DI option is only available to our graduate students and is completed in conjunction with one of our eligible M.S. or Ph.D. degree programs.