Food Studies (PhD)

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Program Description

The food studies doctoral program at NYU is an interdisciplinary program of advanced study focusing on food as it intersects with society, culture, environment, health, history, and commerce. This highly selective program prepares students for positions in higher education, including teaching, research, and administrative positions; positions outside the academy, including public policy, government, for-profit and nonprofit private sector; and other positions in education, including secondary institutions seeking teachers with advanced degrees and adult learning communities. The program requires 48 units. Courses are chosen in consultation with an adviser.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.