The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Michigan State University offers nationally recognized academic, research and outreach programs. Our department is home to nearly 40 faculty, 40+ graduate students and over 500 undergraduate students.
Our faculty and staff are active in research to solve contemporary issues in food production, quality and safety, as well as nutrient function and applications to health and chronic disease prevention. We are committed to excellence and the application of knowledge and expertise in classrooms, laboratories and communities.
Tour our updated research and educational facilities and do not forget to try the world-class ice cream and cheese available through our MSU Dairy Store!
Dietetics - Dietetics undergraduates in this ACEND-accredited program can expect to gain knowledge in foods and nutrition and to develop expertise in nutritional assessment and care, as well as in food service management systems.
Food Science - Food science graduates of this IFT-approved program use cutting-edge technology to develop new food products, add value to raw food commodities, and improve the quality and safety of foods.
Nutritional Sciences - Nutritional sciences students choose one of three tracks depending on interest on health care occupations such as medicine or dentistry, or in public health nutrition, or in global food and health initiatives.
Graduate Programs - MS and PhD
Food Science - Students who are admitted to the food science master's and doctoral degree programs carry out research in either food safety and toxicology or in food processing and quality enhancement.
Human Nutrition - The human nutrition graduate programs provide a strong biochemical research base with practical community-based applications and diverse transdisciplinary experiences.
Nutrition and Dietetics - Dietetic Internship - The MSU combined master's degree and dietetic internship prepares its graduates to take the national registration examination for dietitians and to apply state-of-the-art practice in diverse and challenging healthcare, community/public health, foodservice management, and entrepreneurial positions.
Published on March 11, 2019
As part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, Michigan State University is working directly with students in several Lansing School District high schools to raise awareness of STEM disciplines and university opportunities, including scholarships.
Published on March 8, 2019
The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition will accept applications for graduate Teaching Assistant positions for the 2019-2020 academic year from March 11 until March 24, 2019.
Published on March 4, 2019
Two MSU researchers are creating a model that measures the allergenicity of various wheat varieties. They hope to validate the model and eventually use it as a pre-clinical testing tool to develop non-allergenic wheat products.
Published on February 28, 2019
MSU is thanking university employees for keeping campus running during the polar vortex with a new ice cream flavor.
March 26, 2019 12:40PM - 1:30PM 12:40 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Trout Room 206
All are welcome to attend Juliani Rodriguez' seminar.
March 29, 2019 9:00AM - 10:00AM 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Trout Room 206
All are welcome to attend Getrude's defense.