PhD in Food Studies

Degree Requirements

Academic prerequisites: Some preparatory academic work may be required in addition to the minimum specialization requirements for the degree; the need for such work is determined in consultation with an adviser.

Expectations of Doctoral Students:

  • Departmental participation in research and service
  • Engagement in research project development
  • Teaching as an assistant in 1st year, shared or responsibility for a class (2nd year)
  • Candidacy examination and grant proposal in 2nd year
  • Work with a primary mentor and secondary adviser

Dissertation requirements:

  • Departmental candidacy examination, which includes a written and oral examination.
  • Preparation and defense of a research proposal.
  • Development and completion of a doctoral research project.
  • A written thesis (dissertation) on the project.
  • A final oral examination on the dissertation research.