FDSC Admission Requirements


Applicants for graduate studies must meet entry requirements of the Graduate School and the Department of Food Science.

 

Food Science M.S. requirements

  • B.S. from accredited institution with GPA >3.00*
  • GRE scores (verbal + quantitative) >1,000*
    • minimum: >400 for verbal, >500 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • New GRE test scores*
    • minimum: >146 for verbal, >144 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • Suitable preparation in food science or related areas
  • International Students TOEFL score
    • minimum: >92 internet-based/580 paper and >4.5 on TWE

 

Food Science Ph.D. requirements

  • M.S. research thesis degree or B.S. degree in Food Science or related sciences from an accredited institutition (accepted into the interdepartmental doctoral FDSC program)
  • GPA requirements
    • M.S. research thesis degree >3.5
    • B.S. degree >3.65 and have had research experience with publishable research results
  • GRE scores (verbal + quantitative) >1,100
    • minimum: >500 for verbal, >600 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • New GRE test scores
    • minimum: >153 for verbal, >148 for quantitative and 4.0 for writing
  • Suitable preparation for the Food Science graduate program
  • International Students TOEFL score
    • minimum: >92 internet-based/580 paper and >4.5 on TWE

 

Graduate School requirements

 

*Applicants with lower than the required GPA or GRE score may be admitted conditionally into the M.S. degree program. Conditionally accepted students must achieve a GPA of at least 3.0 for the first 12 hours of graduate coursework to achieve regular student status.

 

We accept GRE scores from either test, up to five years from the test date.

Application

 

How to Apply

Complete and submit an application for graduate studies (M.S. or Ph.D.) that is available at http://grad.uark.edu/future/applying/index.php. Submit to the Graduate School, your application and the documents required by the Graduate School (transcripts, TOEFL, GRE, etc.). 

 

Email the following documents to Connie Tharel (ctharel@uark.edu) or mail to: Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, 2650 N Young Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704.   

  • a statement of purpose letter that describes who you are, your professional career goals, the reasons why you want to study for a Food Science graduate degree and the area(s) of Food Science you wish to study
  • graduate assistantship application form (if applicable) 

 

*The Graduate School will send instructions for three letters of recommendations to be submitted online.

 

Department of Food Science Application Deadlines

Semester        Application Deadline 
Summer/Fall        March 1st
Spring October 1st

 

Applications received after the deadline will be considered for admission based on departmental requirements and the availability of positions and funding.

 

Please submit your application to the Graduate School at least one month prior to the Food Science deadlines to allow time for processing.

The Review Process

The Graduate School will review applications to determine qualifications based on the Graduate School requirements. Applications are then forwarded to the Department of Food Science for review by the Graduate Program Coordinator and faculty to determine acceptance based on departmental requirements and to determine the appropriate faculty advisor.