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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
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours of baccalaureate work
  • BS in food science or food technology, hospitality management, business management, or agricultural technology or management from an accredited University
  • Only complete applications will be reviewed, no conditional acceptance is given

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

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. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Food and Hospitality Systems Program

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

  • Unofficial transcripts: all applicants selected for admission will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • Personal statement: elaborating the reason for applicant’s interest in Food and Hospitality Systems
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation filled out through the Graduate School application: all 3 letters of recommendation must be from academic sources (professor of a course, faculty advisor, faculty graduate committee member) and must address the applicant’s academic abilities and potential as a graduate student.
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)