Master of Food Technology

University of Georgia
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 33

Program Description

Offered online through the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the University of Georgia’s online Master of Food Technology (MFT) will teach you how to maximize in-line processing efficiencies, improve food product quality and safety and implement good manufacturing practices in line with current regulation, food safety, and HAACP practices.

This fully online, non-thesis masters provides working professionals the opportunity to learn from food industry experts and top food science and technology researchers. The MFT degree offers the opportunity for instruction in core areas of food technology, such as chemistry, microbiology, packaging, processing, ingredients, and policy. In addition, the degree offers current and up-to-date information on emerging trends, new regulations, and potential innovations. You will learn identification and prevention of product failure, an understanding of the consumer mind and consumer needs, innovation in process optimization for consistent quality and safety and new product formulations to improve human health.

Whether your bachelor's degree is in food science, chemistry, biology, nutrition, chemical engineering, environmental sciences or other science-related fields, the MFT will prepare you for a rewarding career in the food industry. Program graduates accept jobs such as Research & Development Director/Innovation, Manager of Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance Auditor, Executive R&D Chef, Senior Process Engineer, Manager of Ingredients and Manager of Sales.

Admissions Information

Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Persons holding a bachelor's degree from any institution accredited by the proper regional accrediting association are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate School.

Two years of work experience in the food industry or food related occupation in the public sector is recommended for admission to this graduate program.