Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences


Graduate Chair
Food Science

 Dr. Yong Li, PhD

1955 East-West Rd
Agricultural Sciences 302C
Honolulu, HI    96822
(808) 956-6408
fax: 808-956-4024 


Food Science Graduate Studies


Required Examinations

The Educational Testing Service (ETS)

institutional code for University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is 4867. A department code is not necessary. 

The following tests must be taken and testing scores should be recieved by the University of Hawaii by:
  Februrary 1 for the Fall Semester  or
  September 1 for the Spring Semester

GRE® scores (general test only)

TOEFL® score (for Foreign Applicants only) Foreign students must obtain TOEFL scores of 580 minimum (600 recommended, 250 computer, IBT 100). Admission may be possible without prerequisites, in which case the student must complete deficiencies in the first year

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score is accepted. The minimum required IELTS score is 7.0. IELTS scores have a recommended two year validity period.

Food Science (MS) Admission Requirements

  • hold a bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above

  • have taken one course each in organic chemistry, microbiology, biological science (in addition to microbiology), college physics, and biochemistry

  • arrange for two confidential recommendations (utilizing departmental recommendation MS Word or Acrobat PDF forms)

  • submit GRE scores

  • Contact

    HNFAS Department

    1955 East West Road
    AgSci 216

    Honolulu, HI 96822

    phone: 808-956-7095

    fax: 808-956-4024


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