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» MBA/MS in Food Science

Offered in conjunction with the Schmid College of Science and Technology students may complete an MBA and MS in Food Science simultaneously. The program is designed for students who currently work or intend to move into the food manufacturing and/or food production industries. The dual degree gives a food scientist the competitive advantage required to advance up the corporate chain of command and into management-level opportunities.

Offered in both full-time and part-time formats, students interested in this program must submit an application and meet the admissions requirements for both the Professional MBA and the MS in Food Science program. Students will fill out only one financial aid application. Scholarships and grants are offered separately from each school.

Please visit the Schmid College of Science and Technology for more information about the MS in Food Science. 

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Application Requirements

  • Submit the online application at Apply Now
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • GMAT or GRE official score report 
  • Official transcripts from undergraduate degree granting institution 
    • Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu
    • Send via mail to:
      Chapman University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      One University Drive
      Orange, CA 92866
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • International applicants must also submit the following:
    • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge English Advanced Exam test score
    • Please click here for more information on our international application requirements

Candidates must also meet application requirements for the MS in Food Science program. 

Course Information

Students must complete 66 total credits, as opposed to 81 credits if the degrees are completed separately.

Sample Food Science courses may include:

  • Government Regulation of Foods
  • Food Industry Study Tour
  • Current Topics in Food Science and Nutrition 
  • Management and Marketing Fundamentals for Food Scientists
  • Food Product Development

Sample MBA courses include:

  • Economics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Organization and Management


For more information, please visit Tuition and Fees

Argyros Ambassadors


Argyros Ambassadors


Abigail Ortenberg

Contact Abigail

My name is Abby Ortenberg and I am a student in the Joint MS Food Science/MBA program. I graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a BS in Nutrition and a BA in Spanish. After graduating, I traveled to Israel for 5 months and worked at SodaStream doing Research and Development for Syrups. This experience solidified my love for Food Science. While at SodaStream, I also developed an interest in Marketing, as the R&D team and Marketing teams work very close together. Chapman’s unique joint program gives me the opportunity to delve into both worlds and pursue a variety of positions after I graduate. My favorite thing about Chapman is the community; the atmosphere of support from my peers, professors and other faculty members is what really drew me in. As an Argyros Ambassador, I look forward to sharing my experience and encouraging potential students to join the Chapman University community.


Application Deadlines


May 1


November 1

Applications received after the final deadline are considered on a space available basis.