Sensory and Consumer Science Graduate Credit Certificate Program

Admission Requirements

Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.

All individuals wishing to pursue a graduate certificate program, even those already enrolled as a graduate degree student, must apply and be admitted using the Graduate School's online application. Applicants need to demonstrate successful completion of undergraduate level statistics (STAT 200 or equivalent).

Certificate Requirements

Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.

Required Courses
STAT 500Applied Statistics3
FDSC 403Sensory Data Collection & Analysis3
FDSC 515Sensometrics - Applied Multivariate Analysis in Sensory & Food Science3
FDSC 516Consumer Insights3
Total Credits12

Courses

Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.

Contact

Campus University Park
Graduate Program Head Helene Hopfer
Program Contact

Helene Hopfer
202 Erickson Food Science Building
University Park PA 16802
hxh83@psu.edu
(814) 863-5572

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Campus World Campus
Graduate Program Head Helene Hopfer
Program Contact

Helene Hopfer
202 Erickson Food Science Building
University Park PA 16802
hxh83@psu.edu
(814) 863-5572

Program Website View