Food Safety and Technology, M.Sc in United States – 2019

Illinois Institute of Technology

Study in:United States
Deadline: 31 January 2019


The master’s degree program in Food Process Engineering (thesis or non-thesis) at Illinois Institute of Technology is designed to educate engineers and scientists in different aspects of food processing and safety. Students can specialize in food processing operations, packaging, food safety, food biotechnology and process and quality monitoring and control.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to assume responsible positions in research and development, food safety, compliance and regulatory affairs, quality assurance and quality control in the food industry. Other career options include positions in federal, state or local public health agencies and private health organizations in policy-making, regulatory or research positions.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Process Engineering
  • Fundamentals of Food Science
  • Principles of Food Packaging

Academic Requirements

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • In general, IIT requires a four-year bachelor’s degree* conferred with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0/4.0 (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution for regular admission. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 may be admitted as non-degree students.
  • All degree-seeking applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.
  • Any applicant whose undergraduate degree was earned at an institution where the primary language of instruction is not English must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Pearson Test of English (PTE), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores

Detailed Program Facts

Starting in August 2019

You can apply until: 31 January 2019

Please visit University website for more information and updates.

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