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Food Science
Head: Dr. James House
Grad Chair: Dr. Harold Aukema
Campus Address/General Office: Graduate Program Office: 209 Human Ecology Building
Telephone: 204-474-6411
Fax: 204-474-7593
Email Address: FHNS.GradProgram@umanitoba.ca
Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/dept/fhns/index.html
Academic Staff: 

Please refer to our website for current staff listing: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/afs/dept/fhns/staff/index.html

Food Science Program Information

The department offers programs leading to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Supplemental Regulations

Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplemental regulations for these specific regulations on the Graduate Studies website at http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admin/supplemental_regulations.html.

M.Sc. in Food Science

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar, entrance into the M.Sc. programs requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognized food science department or the equivalent. Applicants with a four-year bachelor’s degree from a non-food science department or the equivalent may be required to take additional food science courses in the M.Sc. program in order to develop suitable knowledge in food science. 
For full application requirements, see http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/graduate_studies/admissions/programs/food_science.html

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

June 1

February 1

 WINTER

January

October 1

June 1

 SUMMER

May

February 1

October 1

Program Requirements

There are two types of Food Science Master’s programs in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences:

Thesis

Thesis projects may be of a basic research type or of an applied or practical nature relating to the chemistry, physics and/or microbiology of food raw materials, processes and/or products.

The thesis program requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of coursework, this to include at least 6 credit hours in Food Science 7000 level courses, an additional 3 credit hours at the 7000 level, and at least three credit hours in ancillary courses at the 7000, 6000, 4000 or 3000 levels. The thesis research topic shall be assigned within an area of interest to the student and pertinent to departmental research objectives. All M.Sc. students are required to take FOOD 7130 Food Science Seminar.

Non-thesis (not currently accepting students into this option)

Additional coursework plus practical work terms and a comprehensive examination are substituted for a research project and written thesis.

The non-thesis program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework. Of this total, a minimum of 15 credit hours must be at the 7000 level in Food Science with the remaining courses to be approved by the student’s advisory committee.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours).  Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years.  See 4.4.7 Time in Program

Ph.D. in Food Science

Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this Calendar, the student must normally hold a research-based Master of Science degree in the general areas of food or nutritional sciences from a recognized university. The student must attain a minimum University of Manitoba equivalent GPA of 3.5 in Masters’ coursework.

Students with a Master of Science in a different scientific discipline will be considered by the Food and Human Nutritional Sciences Graduate Studies Committee on a case by case basis.  Students with an honours degree from the University of Manitoba or equivalent may be accepted directly into the PhD program.

Application Deadlines

Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated in the following table:

Term

Start Date

Canadian/US

International

 FALL

September

June 1

February 1

 WINTER

January

October 1

June 1

 SUMMER

May

February 1

October 1

Program Requirements

In addition to the minimum course requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies found in the Graduate Studies Regulations Section of this calendar, all students are required to take 9 credit hours of courses at the 7000 level. Of these 9 credit hours, 6 credit hours are expected to be selected from the 7000 level courses offered by the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences.

All students must complete GRAD 7500 Academic Integrity Tutorial (0 credit hours).  Students newly admitted to a graduate program must successfully complete this course within the first term of registration, unless the course has been completed previously.

Second Language Reading Requirement: None

Expected Time to Graduate: 3.5 years.  See 5.5 Time Limits.