Graduate School Options for Food Science Majors

As a UMaine Food Science and Human Nutrition major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!

Double Up Options

MS Food Science and Human Nutrition – Food Science and Human Nutrition students conduct research the areas of nutrition education and behavioral interventions, community nutrition, human nutrient requirements over the lifespan, the effects of micronutrients, trace minerals and lipids on human health and other nutritional issues. Food science faculty conduct research the areas of food safety and quality, food chemistry, food microbiology and food processing, and the development of healthy foods and novel value-added food products.  Students may opt to focus their coursework in food science, human nutrition, or a combination of the disciplines.

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.