Masters and Ph.D. - Food Science & Technology

Student with awardThe Food Science and Technology program at UNL is one of the best in the U.S, with cutting-edge research programs, outstanding teachers, and dedicated mentors. The faculty has received national awards for excellence in research, teaching, advising, and service. Our research programs on food allergens, food safety, gut health, genomics and molecular microbiology, nutraceuticals, microbial modeling, image analysis, analytical chemistry, cereal biochemistry, and bioprocess engineering are outstanding. Our professors receive federal and industry grants, publish in high impact journals, and are invited to present seminars at major national and international conferences. After graduation, our students have accepted industry positions at General Mills, Nestle, Kraft, ConAgra, Cargill, Unilever, and other major food companies. Other graduates have obtained research positions at the USDA, CDC, or other research institutions. Many graduates have gone the academic route, obtaining postdoctoral appointments at the University of Minnesota, Colorado Health Science Center, Harvard University, the University of Washington, and North Carolina State University.