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Washington State University Graduate School

Food Science, Ph.D.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduate students learn to conduct innovative and high-quality research to solve emerging problems in food science by:
    1. Demonstrating a fundamental understanding of food science knowledge and principles.
    2. Applying scientific knowledge to assess and solve food science problems.
    3. Exhibiting communication skills to convey technical information and defend scientific findings.
    4. Designing and conducting research experiments and analyzing research findings.
  2. Graduate students gain professional and leadership skills for professional positions in food and allied industries, government, or academia by:
    1. Presenting research to local, regional, and national audiences through publications and presentations.
    2. Participating in professional organizations and related activities.
    3. Obtaining successful placement in relevant industry, government, or academia positions.

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