The Department of Food Science provides state of the art knowledge translation focused on developing sustainable, safe and innovative foods aimed at improving human health. Research done in Food Science focuses on interdisciplinary studies spanning chemistry, biology, microbiology, natural product chemistry, nanoscience, physics and nutritional science.
The PhD program requires the successful completion of a qualifying exam and the completion and defence of a research-based thesis.
Research and Development
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Applicants require an masters degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Physics, or other related degree. A minimum average of 73% for the last four semesters completed prior to entry is required.
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89