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Master of Science in Food Science at Chapman University

Using biology, chemistry, physical sciences, psychology and engineering to study the properties of foods, Chapman University’s Master of Science in Food Science is the perfect graduate degree program to help turn your passion, knowledge and experience in science into a rewarding career.

Food scientists develop innovative ways to process, preserve, or package food, thereby making our food supply safer, sustainable and more nutritious. The demand for food scientists is projected to increase 10% until 2020 and job prospects in Southern California continue to grow steadily.

  • Earn your degree in as little as 18 months
  • Convenient evening classes for working adults
  • Excellent graduate and alumni career placement rates
  • Plentiful internships provide valuable experience
  • The food industry is economically stable – people must eat!

With over 1,500 food-processing companies within a 90-minute drive, Orange County is the ideal location for food science careers and internship opportunities. Take a look at the recent Economic Impact of Food and Beverage Processing in California report prepared for the California League of Food Processors.

We invite the inciters of change and disrupters of the ordinary to start their journey to mastery at Chapman.

As a graduate student at Chapman University, you will have the opportunity to truly master your passion. Whether you're an inspired artist, curious scientist, or a budding innovator, you will have access to industry tools, knowledgeable faculty, in-depth research opportunities, and a career and alumni network to support you throughout your life.