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Admission and eligibility requirements:

Applicants must meet all specific Field of Food Science and Technology admission requirements in addition to requirements outlined on the Cornell Graduate School Admission's website.

Application deadlines for the M.P.S., M.S., and P.h.D. programs in Food Science are:

  • Fall (August) 2018 admission period: August 15 - December 1, 2017
  • Spring (January) 2018 admission period: July 15 - September 1, 2017

Apply On-line:

Applications are administered through the Cornell Graduate School’s on-line application system.

All applicants must submit on-line:

Admissions Process:

  • Applications are reviewed for admissibility by the Graduate Admissions Committee (early December)
  • Admissible applications are circulated to all field faculty members (mid December)
  • Field faculty members have the opportunity to invite potential students on-campus for an open-house in early February (early January)
  • Field faculty members indicate to Graduate Admissions Committee which student(s) they would like to make offers of admission to (late February)
  • All applicants are notified of the decision- March 15