The following is a general description of the graduate program in the Food Science Section, Department of Animal & Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. If you are interested in receiving more information and being considered for admission to the Food Science Graduate Program in the Department of Animal & Food Sciences, contact:

Dr. David L. Harmon
Director of Graduate Studies
Animal  & Food Sciences Department
University of Kentucky
814 W. P. Garrigus Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0215

Telephone: 859-257-2891
Fax:  859-257-3412

Information regarding the University of Kentucky Graduate School can be obtained from the Graduate School Home Page. In addition, this site contains international and domestic application forms for admission and fellowship/assistantship which can be completed on-line, printed on a local printer and mailed to the Graduate School.

Programs of Study

  • The Graduate Program in Food Science at the University of Kentucky provides opportunity for advanced study in the discipline of Food Science. The aim of the Program in Food Science is to develop Food Science specialists who are able to function in a variety of sophisticated academic, industrial and professional settings. Specific degree requirements are determined through individual consultation with a faculty advisor (M.S.) or an advisor and a special committee (Ph.D.). Eight full-time faculty presently make up the Food Science Section of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences . Students may elect to pursue their graduate work in the areas associated with these faculty members research program.


  • The University is located in the city of Lexington, in the central Kentucky Bluegrass Region. The city has a population of approximately 250,000.

The University 

  • The University of Kentucky is a land-grant university consisting of eighteen colleges and schools. It provides a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, including eighty-seven master s and fifty-nine doctoral programs.