Non-thesis M.S. in Food Science (Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration)

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Non-thesis M.S. in Food Science

Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership Concentration

This concentration provides graduate students with tools and skills for pursuing a science-related career in industry, government, service, non-profit, Cooperative Extension or other fields related to food science. Professionals seeking additional training can use this concentration to enhance their core competencies in an ever-rapidly evolving job market.


Admissions requirements

Competitive applicants demonstrate an ability to thrive in this advanced training program. This includes:

  1. an undergraduate degree in animal science, biology, or a related field, 
  2. an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater, and 
  3. strong letters of support from three recommenders.

View specific application and admission requirements through the application portal on the Graduate Admissions website

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Application deadlines

Applications are considered on a continuing basis to allow for admittance in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Fall semester

  • June 1 (international applicants)
  • Aug. 1 (U.S. citizens)

Spring semester

  • Dec. 1

Summer semester

  • April 1 (international applicants)
  • May 1 (U.S. citizens)




Students will complete 30 credits of graduate coursework that include:

  • 16 credits of coursework in food science (core);

  • 3 credits of coursework in Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments

  • 5 credits towards a problem-solving project report;

  • 6 credits of electives related to surveys, analysis, leadership and technology.

Complete degree requirements and course options can be found in the graduate catalog.

View full curriculum details


Cost of attendance

There are no scholarships or financial aid available for this degree program. The program requires 30 credits of coursework at a current cost of $1,028 per credit hour.

Most students are employed either full-time or part-time while completing the program. Due to the hands-on nature of the training, most courses are in-person and require students to live in or near Newark, Delaware.

The University of Delaware’s Graduate College website includes a variety of resources for prospective students, including estimates of the costs of attendance for graduate school.

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