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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

The Food and Hospitality Systems Graduate Program offers three tracks for its M.S. and Ph.D. programs: Food Science, Hospitality Management, and Agricultural Systems Technology. *Note: Applications into the Hospitality Management track are not being accepted at this time.

Admission criteria

Entrance TermApplication Deadline
FallApril 30
SpringOctober 31
SummerJanuary 31

Current MU undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. To be considered for admission to the accelerated MS program in Food and Hospitality Systems, a student must:

  • be in one of these undergraduate programs: Food Science and Nutrition, Hospitality Management, and Agricultural Systems Technology
  • Have completed at least 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a 3.2 GPA overall with a 3.5 or greater GPA in FHS track-related required courses

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application.

For the Food and Hospitality Systems Program

Please upload the following application materials into the Graduate School online application:

  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Personal statement: elaborating the reason for applicant’s interest in Food and Hospitality Systems
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation filled out through the Graduate School application: Both letters of recommendation must be from academic sources (professor of a course, faculty advisor, faculty research supervisor) and must address the applicant’s academic abilities and potential as a graduate student.