Best universities offering PhD in Food Science degree programs:

The University of Auckland (New Zealand)
- The PhD in Food Science degree comprises a programme of advanced study and research, the results of which are presented in a thesis.
- The University has excellent laboratory facilities including analytical laboratories and a specially designed food processing laboratory.

University of Wisconsin - Madison (US)
- For admission to the program leading to the Ph.D. degree with a major in Food Science, applicant must hold the MS degree or its equivalent and must have a record demonstrating the ability to undertake more advanced studies.
- UW-Madison is ranked the 7th best public university (U.S. News & World Report - America’s Best Colleges 2007).

University of Maryland Eastern Shore (US)
- The Food Science and Technology Ph.D. Program (FDST) is an academic program housed in the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences.
- Some scholarships are available to qualified students.
- UMES is approved by the state of Maryland and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of British Columbia (Canada)
- The Food Science Program offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to the award of Ph.D. degree in the areas of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry, Food Process Science, Food Biotechnology, Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Toxicology, Food Quality Evaluation and Wine Biotechnology.
- Faculty researchers were successful in attracting research funding from sources such as Genome Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), etc.

University of Leeds (UK)
- Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree in a relevant subject (2:1 or above or equivalent) or a good honours degree together with a Masters degree for entry to a PhD programme in Food Science.
- The PhD is the most internationally recognised qualification. It can be taken full-time or part-time.
- The School of Food Science and Nutrition is recognised for this strong research expertise. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2008, no other School of Food Science was ranked higher than Leeds in the UK.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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