IFT Undergraduate Program Approval

General Information
Toward the preparation of food science professionals, the IFT Higher Education Review Board (HERB) rigorously reviews and approves undergraduate programs that meet its Guidelines for IFT Approval of Undergraduate Food Science and Food Technology Programs (and related). Please contact Christina Ginardi, Director of Academic Engagement, with questions about the HERB Approval process.

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Initial IFT-HERB Approval

Applications for Initial IFT-HERB Approval are due October 1, 2024. The online submission platform for Initial IFT-HERB Approval submissions will open May 2024.

To apply for IFT-HERB Initial Approval, the following resources are available:

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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IFT Feeding Tomorrow Foundation Scholarships

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