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.

In addition to the online application and required transcripts, the following items are required for applications:


  • Test scores: English language test scores (if required by the Graduate School). The GRE is not required for MFT applicants but can be submitted, if desired.
  • 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.
  • A 1-2 page statement of purpose and a resume uploaded with to the application system. Click here for more info about the Statement of Purpose. Additional writing samples are not required.