Food Technology (MFT)

Our mission is to disseminate science-based knowledge of food through student education; to seek, verify, and apply information related to food; and to communicate through professional, scientific, and public outreach programs.


This fully online, non-thesis master’s provides working professionals the opportunity to learn from food industry experts and top food science and technology researchers. The MFT degree offers the opportunity for instruction in core areas of food technology, such as chemistry, microbiology, packaging, processing, ingredients and policy. In addition, the degree offers current and up-to-date information on emerging trends, new regulations and potential innovations. You will learn identification and prevention of product failure, an understanding of the consumer mind and consumer needs, innovation in process optimization for consistent quality and safety and new product formulations to improve human health.

Whether your bachelor’s degree is in food science, chemistry, biology, nutrition, chemical engineering, environmental sciences or other science related field, the MFT will prepare you for a rewarding career in the food industry. Program graduates accept jobs such as Research & Development Director/Innovation, Manager of Quality Assurance, Quality Assurance Auditor, Executive R&D Chef, Senior Process Engineer, Manager of Ingredients and Manager of Sales

Conner Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7501
Food Science & Technology
Food Science Building
Athens, GA 30602-7610
Mark A. Harrison