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Candidates are prepared for careers in research or advanced professional careers in the food, hospitality and agricultural management industries, as well as in teaching and supporting roles in academia or industry. Graduates may also play leadership roles in extension, food production and quality assurance, government agencies or tourism industries, hospitality service and agricultural technology industries.

Degrees Offered

Doctoral

Food and Hospitality Systems, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: April 30
Spring deadline: October 31
Summer deadline: January 31

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours of baccalaureate work
  • BS and MS in food science or food technology, hospitality management, business management, or agricultural technology or management from an accredited University or equivalent experience.
  • 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

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative**  Analytical
GRE* 297 3.0

*Note: The exam must have been taken no longer than 5 years prior.
**Note: Neither the verbal nor quantitative section can be below 143.

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.
  • GRE scores (no longer than five years prior)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)

Master's

Food and Hospitality Systems, Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: April 30
Spring deadline: October 31
Summer deadline: January 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

Minimum GRE Scores

Test Type  Verbal+Quantitative**  Analytical
GRE* 297 3.0

*Note: The exam must have been taken no longer than 5 years prior.
**Note: Neither the verbal nor quantitative section can be below 143.

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.
  • GRE scores (no longer than five years prior)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)

Food and Hospitality Systems, Accelerated Master of Science

On Campus

*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: April 30
Spring deadline: October 31
Summer deadline: January 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.

 

Graduate Certificate

Food Safety and Defense, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone:  Yes  

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description: In an era of terrorism and global food systems, effective control of foodborne hazards requires advanced education. There is an urgent need for food industry personnel who, while working fulltime, would like to pursue more in-depth specialized training in food safety and security that is pertinent to their job. This certificate will help serve the needs of industry and agencies that must protect the human food supply from accidental or deliberate contamination with pathogenic microbes and/or toxicants.

Certificate web site:
https://foodscience.missouri.edu/graduate-studies/food-safety-cert/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: June 30
  • Spring semester: November 30
  • Summer semester: April 30

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 Safety and Defense 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 Safety and Defense
  • Resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation filled out through the Graduate School application: all 2 letters of recommendation are preferably from academic sources (professor of a course, faculty advisor, faculty graduate committee member).
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only)

Precision Agriculture Technology, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description:
Employees needed a combination of technical coursework in precision agriculture technology and that several courses, if taken, would strengthen their ability to work within the precision agriculture industry.  We then determined that the objective of the Precision Agriculture Technology Graduate Certificate Program is to prepare and/or enhance students’ knowledge of the precision agriculture technology industry through two key areas:

  • Coursework (online) and intensive on-site labs that focus on various aspects of precision agriculture technologies utilized by professionals in the field of precision agriculture.
    • ASM 7360 – Precision Agriculture Science and Technology
    • ASM 7365 – Machinery Management using Precision Agriculture Technology
    • ASM 7366 – Data Management and Analysis using Precision Agriculture Technology
    • ASM 7368 – Profit Strategies using Precision Agriculture Technologies
    • ASM 8360 – Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture
  • Beneficial Supporting courses including:
    • Statistical analysis courses designed to help analyze data collected using precision agriculture technology.
    • Plant Science courses that focus of basic agronomic information, including soils, entomology, and crop management.
    • Communications courses that include both specialized agricultural communications courses as well as general communications courses aimed at improving verbal and non-verbal communication between professionals in the field and potential clients and/or the public.
    • Agricultural Economics courses, such as general farm management or returning to the farm.

Certificate web site:
http://catalog.missouri.edu/collegeofagriculturefoodandnaturalresources/additionalcertificatesminors/grad-cert-precision-agriculture-technology/

Admission Criteria

Application Deadline

  • Fall semester: Rolling

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 Graduate Certificate Program

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • GRE or GMAT scores (optional)
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