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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - Food Science Specialization


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Program Coordinator/Contact
Vikram Mistry, Department Head
Department of Dairy and Food Science
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 136, Box 2104
605-688-4116
E-mail: vikram.mistry@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/ds 

Program Information
The Food Science program offers excellent opportunities for graduate level coursework and research leading to academic or industry careers in Food Science.  Graduate students receive advanced preparation related to food processing, product development, and food safety.  Food Science is a multi-disciplinary program that is administered by the Department of Dairy and Food Science, but may also include such diverse areas as animal science, food grain processing, and agricultural & biosystems engineering.

Course Delivery Format
Biological Sciences courses are delivered face-to-face and enhanced with web-based instruction. Online delivery may be offered for specific courses.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Philosophy 60 Credit Plan
  90 Credit Plan

Core Requirements


For details see specific program: PhD in Biological Sciences .

The student, major advisor and Advisory Committee select the discipline specific emphasis area of the biological sciences. The courses will be identified on the student’s Plan of Study no later than the end of the first year of study.

  • XXX 790 or 890 Seminar  Credit: 1 - Selected with advisory committee approval
  • GSR 601 - Research Regulations Compliance Credits: 1
  • Minimum of 3 credits of STAT courses numbered 500-level or higher
  • XXX 898D Dissertation  Credits: 30-40 - Students are required to present a seminar on their dissertation
  • Electives as needed to reach 60 or 90 credits

Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not required
TOEFL: Department requirement of 550 paper-based, 79-80 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

At least two letters of reference and a personal statement that includes a description of the applicants’ involvement in research, the applicants research interest, and career goals will be required.

General Requirements


Graduate students must consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements .

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