- What is the GRE and is it required?
The GRE is a general, standard exam for graduate-level admissions testing verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and analytical writing. It is required for the Food Science Program – you can access GRE information here: http://www.ets.org/gre/
- Who should my letters of recommendation come from? May I submit additional letters?
Letters of recommendation should come from former faculty members or those you've worked with in the Food industry who can attest to your academic and professional abilities.
- What are the application deadlines?
Generally, 5/1 for Fall admission & 11/1 for Spring admission; however we will consider applications after these deadlines for qualified students.
- What factors are included in the application evaluation?
GPA from the undergraduate career, GRE scores,(language tests for International students), letters of recommendation, statement of intent, resume.
Yes. Admissions will hold your application and notify us as your documents become available. You will not receive an admissions decision, however, until all
documents have been received.
- Are there any student clubs/organizations?
Food Science students are members the Food Science Student Association. Check out the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/Chapman.fsnsa and FSA blogspot at : http://chapmanfsnsa.blogspot.com/ for all the latest Food Science Student Association happenings.
- What are the housing options?
On-campus housing is extremely limited and graduate students are encouraged to research alternative living arrangements off-campus by visiting our Introduction to Off-Campus Living page. You can also connect to our community through our Facebook Off Campus Housing and Roommate Corner page.
- How accessible are the professors at Chapman?
With a small student to professor ratio (most classes have less than 20 students), Food Science students have incredible access in this highly personalized
- Does Chapman offer part-time enrollment and evening classes?
Because many of our Food Science students work or hold internships in the industry, most of our classes are offered in the late afternoons & evenings. Many
students attend part-time.
Scholarships & Internships/Research Opportunities:
- Does your program offer scholarships or financial aid? Scholarships are awarded by= the Food Science program based on GPA/GRE scores. Students are evaluated at the time of application (no separate application is necessary). We recommend completing the FAFSA for Financial Aid. Check out
FinancialAid website for more information.
- What research opportunities are there? Students have amazing opportunities for collaboration with Faculty in many compelling areas. Check out the Faculty Members section in the drop-down above for more information!
- What internship opportunities are there? Because the Chapman Food Science program & faculty have close ties with the industry, students often receive
excellent internship opportunities.
Additional Information for International Students:
- Are Chapman's Food Science students eligible for STEM benefits?
Yes, students in our program are eligible to apply for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) benefits. See the International Student & Scholar Services page for more information, or contact Susan Sams, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (714) 997-6829.
- What is OPT?
Optional Practical Training, or OPT, allows international students to work in the United States for one year, following graduation, in a job related to one's major
field of study. See the International Student & Scholar Services page for more information.
Curricular Practical Training allows one to participate in an off-campus paid internship that is related to the student's major or field of study. More information
can be found at International Student & Scholar Services.