Illinois Institute of Technology

College of Science and Letters

Food Science and Nutrition


S.R. Crown Hall

Suite 252

Chicago, IL 60661

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Food Process Engineering (Professional, Non-Thesis Option), Master of Food Safety and Technology (Professional, Non-Thesis Option), Master of Food Safety and Technology with Specialization in Business (Professional, Non-Thesis Option), Master of Science in Food Process Engineering (Thesis Option), Master of Science in Food Safety and Technology (Thesis Option)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition offers masters degrees and certificates in food safety, food technology, and food process engineering. With an enrollment of over 170 students, IIT's food science program has a flexible structure that meets the needs of both full-time students and working professionals alike. Since the Department leverages the power of collaborative research between IIT and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), our students benefit immensely from focused interaction with FDA scientists. Program highlights include following: - Program faculty are drawn from world-class IIT, FDA, and industry scientists - Students have the opportunity to conduct research at IFSH under the supervision of IIT Faculty and FDA Scientists - Face-to-Face classes are offered on nights and weekends for those living in Chicagoland - Online classes allow those who work to attend classes at their own convenience - Students are encouraged to take part in meetings and conferences that provide unparalleled networking opportunities - Proximity to Chicago means access to hundreds of employers with jobs and internships - Both Thesis and Non-Thesis Master's Degrees, as well as Certificate Programs, are available - Students may have the opportunity to interact with over 70 member companies affiliated with IFSH - Job placement for graduates from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition is nearly 100%


Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL minimum: 550/213/80

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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