PhD in Food Studies

Doctoral Curriculum

This curriculum is an example. All course requirements are determined in consultation with the student's adviser.

Foundation Courses (9 Credits)

FOOD-GE 2017 Contemporary Issues in Food Studies 

FOOD-GE 2033: Food Systems 

FOOD-GE 2191 Food and Culture 

If equivalent courses have been taken previously, you may select other graduate level food studies courses.

Cognate Study (3 Credits) - By Advisement

Cognate studies are graduate courses taken outside the student's department that are relevant to the area of research. They may be taken in Steinhardt or any of the university's other graduate schools where permitted, such as the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the Tisch School of the Arts, or at other universities in the doctoral consortium. (Steven please link to this page

Research Methods Courses (9 Credits)
Proposal Seminar (3 Credits)

TCHL-GE 3001 or TCHL-GE 3002 Dissertation Proposal Seminar

Department Doctoral Seminar (3 Credits)

FOOD-GE 3400 Departmental doctoral seminar (1) 

Students need to register for this course for either 0 or 1 credits every semester they are matriculated. 

Specialization (9 Credits) - By Advisement
Other courses, as needed (27 Credits) - By Advisement

Total Credits: 54**

Matriculation is required in any semester in which a student is not registered for at least one 3-point course. (Steven will you link to this page:

** Students matriculating with previous graduate work or master's degrees may be held for fewer credits as determined in consultation with an adviser.