• Unlock the Potential of the Food Science Community

Student Member If you’re studying food science or a related field, IFT membership can help you succeed.

IFT offers Student Membership to those working toward a degree.  Student members are part of the IFT Student Association (IFTSA), a forward-looking, student-governed community within IFT.

Criteria for Student Membership

  • Matriculation in an educational institution as a full-time student pursuing a degree (Associates or higher) in the field of food science and technology, or in one or more of the sciences or branches of engineering concerned with advancing food science and technology
  • Student Membership dues are $50 per year


Student Members pay $50 (plus home section dues where applicable) in annual dues. Membership includes a subscription to either Food Technology magazine or the online Journal of Food Science. Student Members can choose to receive the other publication at the discounted rate of $25.


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"Being a volunteer in IFT has helped me shape the career I plan to pursue. I know that I have the support of my peers at IFT and IFTSA to help me achieve my goals."

Kelsey Ryan
North Carolina State University
Kelsey Ryan