As UP Mindanao is envisioned to grow into a comprehensive University, its academic programs shall put emphasis on science, technology, agriculture, agriculture and medicine so that it can assist the region in the process of nation building.
As new global issues emerge, the food industry is beset with concerns in waste reduction, food safety, food security, development of new products and the like. The University believes that the MS Food Science program can assist in building up human resource who are equipped to find solutions to these problems. The Master’s Program is responsive to the needs of the food industry and the academe.
The MS Food Science is intended for food entrepreneurs, personnel of government agencies involved in food industries, policy makers, the academe and research institutions. It aims to:
- Train manpower than can lead in value added industries, research & development and manufacturing in Mindanao;
- Provide technical services to food processors & farmers actively involved in food production; and
- Develop faculty of institutions in the area who are offering the undergraduate course in Food Technology.
- Cover letter addressed to the Dean, signifying intent to apply and the degree sought
- Original or Certified Copy of Official Transcript of Records
- Two sealed letters of recommendation (GS-Form 2) from former professors, supervisors or colleagues
- For foreign applicants: Certification of medium of instruction (in previous degree) by the University Registrar or results of TOEFL (min score: 600) or IELTS (min score: 6.5)
- Non-refundable application fee (Php 200.00 for Filipino applicants and US$25.00 for foreign applicants)
Applicants for admission must be holders of a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology or related disciplines with a general weighted average of 2.50 or better.
A duly accomplished Application form (GS Form -1) must be submitted with the following documents:
Note: A student with inadequate background in food science will be required to take additional courses without credit.
*Core Courses (TOTAL = 19 units)
**Other Major Courses (3 units)
***Minor subjects (9 units)
200-level or at most 100-level Courses from another college offering graduate programs