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Have questions? Need guidance? Navigating the exciting journey of graduate studies requires thoughtful planning and mentorship, and we're here to support you every step of the way. Whether you're exploring program options, seeking guidance on coursework, or planning your future career path, you've got a variety of resources at your disposal.


Our team is committed to providing a supportive and enriching environment for all our graduate students. Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns – we're here to assist you every step of the way in your food science journey!

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Joseph Eifert

Graduate Program Director

(540) 231-3658

Donna Eastwood

Donna Eastwood

Graduate Program Coordinator

(540) 231-8391


The FST Graduate Handbook includes detailed information on admission procedures, research areas, faculty profiles, and degree requirements for both Master of Science in Life Sciences and Ph.D. programs. It outlines essential academic policies, procedures, and expectations to support students' successful progression through their graduate studies.

Research at FST

Explore opportunities for research and discovery within the Department of Food Science and Technology.

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