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Grad School / Program:

  • Contact:
  • 204 G. M. Trout Building
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-355-8474 ext 100

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus

  • Description:
  • The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is administered jointly by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the College of Natural Science.

    The graduate curriculum offers masters of science and doctor of philosophy degree programs in food science through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as well as in human nutrition through both the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and College of Natural Sciences.

    The department also offers a Dietetic Internship Program that prepares its graduates to become dietitians in state-of-the-art practice, within diverse and challenging healthcare, food service and entrepreneurial positions.

    - Food Science
    - Human Nutrition
    - Dietetic Internship

  • Financial Aids:
  • Graduate Program Financial Assistance
    Graduate students in Food Science and Human Nutrition may be able to obtain financial assistance from various sources:

    - Departmental Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) or Teaching Assistants (TA), and departmental scholarships and awards.
    - Graduate Research Assistantships from faculty research grants.
    - College (CANR or CNS) and University fellowships and awards.
    - Funding from sources external to MSU (professional organizations, government, foundation and other funding sources.)

    Graduate Research or Teaching Assistantships
    Assistantships are offered to U.S. and International students, both new and continuing, based on excellent academic credentials and demonstration of interest in the area of research being investigated (GRA), or suitable knowledge in the course being taught (TA). Assistantships are available only to graduate students who are actively pursuing degree programs. Stipends, tuition waiver, and other benefits are determined by the University in compliance with the TA contract (found at and the Graduate Students Rights and Responsibilities, More information on GRAs can be found at

    Department Awards
    All applicants admitted to our graduate program are automatically considered for departmental assistantships, as well as scholarships and awards, which are assigned on a competitive basis. Applications should be received before January 15 to receive optimum consideration for departmental financial aid. Departmental assistantships are assigned for a one-year period and some may be renewable. Complete details of the financial support will be disclosed in discussions between the major adviser and the admitted applicant.

    University Funded Awards
    University and college support is available for graduate students. Fellowships include the University Distinguished Fellowships and University Enrichment Fellowships, Doctoral Completion Fellowships, and Special Fellowship programs to encourage activities such as teaching. Funding is also available to enhance research projects and for travel. Information on these awards is available through the Graduate School website,

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