IFT Undergraduate Program Approval

To ensure high quality science of food professionals enter the profession, the IFT Higher Education Review Board (HERB) rigorously reviews and approves universities that meet its high IFT Undergraduate Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science (and related).

Update on Annual Assessment Reports of IFT-HERB-approved programs

Annual Assessment Reports for programs that received IFT-HERB Approval in 2019/2020 are due October 1, 2022.

The online submission platform for Initial IFT Approval will open May 1, 2020. Submissions are due by October 1, 2020.

Approved undergraduate program to be eligible for an undergraduate Feeding Tomorrow scholarship. The list is under continual review by the IFT HERB. Please contact Alexandra Santau at [email protected].

View the Full List of HERB Approved Undergraduate Programs

Application for Initial IFT Approval

You can apply to have your program added to the list of approved schools and programs. Below are resources to assist you in this process.


Submission Deadline

Submissions for approval are due October 1, 2020. Access the submission portal below.

IFT Approval Guideline Tutorial

IFT Approval Submission Portal Tutorial

Information for students applying for Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships

Undergraduate students applying for Feeding Tomorrow Scholarships must be enrolled at an IFT-approved university to be eligible. IFT approved undergraduate programs are under continual review by the IFT Higher Education Review Board (HERB).

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