Master of Food Technology Program


The Master of Food Technology (M.F.T.) degree is a fully online non-thesis masters degree program. More information about curriculum, tuition and financial aid may be found at UGA online.

The M.F.T. consists of at least 33 semester hours, which includes 3 hours of FDST 7007, Directed Project in Food Science. A student working full time can complete the program in 2.5 - 3 years depending on the number of courses taken per semester. An advisor and graduate committee will work with each student to design a program of study that meets the professional needs of the student.

The directed project exposes students to comprehensive research and provides training in problem solving and exhaustive analysis of a current topic in food science. Upon completion of the course work and directed project, students in the non-thesis master's program will take a comprehensive final written and oral exam developed by the advisor and graduate committee. Entrance requirements are the same for those for the M.S. degree. This is a professional degree program and will not meet the criteria for admission to the Ph.D. program in Food Science and Technology.


Interested students with a relevant academic background should complete the online graduate application.

  • More information about admissions requirements can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.
  • Submit three official letters of recommendation (sent by referees) online through the Graduate application system. The three letters usually come from former or current professors and professional supervisors.
  • Please complete the supplemental required information, including a resume or curriculum vitae of 1-2 pages.