Graduate Program Learning Outcomes - PhD

Graduate student Harper Hall checking a yeast culture. Photo credit: Lynn Ketchum © 2011 Oregon State University Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Learning Outcomes
Food Science and Technology

Through successful participation in and completion of a Doctoral degree in Food Science and Technology, you will gain an advanced understanding of food science and its interaction with related disciplines, and conduct original research that advances the field of food science. You will be trained through disciplinary coursework and research experience to provide solid science expertise and will have the breadth of knowledge and critical thinking skills to be able to communicate with professionals from the broad range of specialties involved in food systems research and applications.

Ph.D. Graduate Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Produce and defend an original significant contribution to knowledge
  2. Demonstrate mastery of subject material through a thesis defense and preparation of one or more manuscripts for peer review in a scientific journal (s).
  3. Conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner
  4. Develop teaching skill as a Teaching Assistant
  5. Substantive knowledge in an area of concentration that allows for application to a relevant area of food science
  6. Application of critical thinking to food components and complex food systems including experimental design and completion of experiments.