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Master of Science in Food Science




What will I learn?

The Master of Science (Food Science) program focuses on food processing and food safety, with particular emphasis on relationships with food quality and acceptability. Students will research a variety of areas including food microbiology, product development and processing and food safety and quality.

Our research

Research is one of the most important aspects of the food and human nutritional sciences department and takes place in our specialized facilities, modern laboratories, and collaborative research centres, where our scientists and students work to advance our five broad research themes:

Applied human nutrition
Food chemistry and bioresources
Food processing and preservation
Food safety and quality assurance
Metabolic and molecular nutrition

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$12,647.48 (US$ 9,364) per year
CAN $6,323.74 per term
Start date

Expected May 2024


University of Manitoba

Fort Garry Campus,


Manitoba (MB),

R3T 2N2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students with an honours degree or equivalent (including a 4-year advanced degree) in geography; All master’s applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the last 60 credit hours of study

For international students

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science (Food Science) program, you must have a minimum of:

A 4-year undergraduate degree in Human Nutritional Science, Food Science or an equivalent.
A secured thesis advisor

English language proficiency requirements:

IAEP (Intensive Academic English Program): Pass Level 5/AEPUCE (Academic English Program for University and College Entrance) with a minimum of 65% overall

IELTS (Academic module) (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 overall

Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL-iBT) (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Overall score of 86; 20 in Reading; 20 in Writing; 20 in Listening; 20 in Speaking

Pearson Test of English Academic: 61 overall

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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