This program provides training to students seeking specialization in a range of fields, such as food processing and quality,food and beverages biotechnology, food microbiology and good manufacturing practices, food public policies, food services, food product development, and functional foods


The graduate program in Food Science and Technology trains and qualifies human resources in order to enable them to act in teaching and research institutions in the area of ​​Food Science and Technology, both in the private and public sectors. Because it is located within a School of Agriculture, the program has a competent faculty in the area of ​​sugar and alcohol, which also provides for the training of researchers to work in this area.


The goal is to train human resources of excellence, masters and doctors, with competence to promote the scientific and technological development of the country in this area, thus favoring the technological increase of food production and quality of Brazilian life.

Degrees granted

Master and Doctor in Sciences, major in Food Science and Technology


The graduate program in Food Science and Technology is accredited by CAPES, a governmental organization which is responsible for assessing and accrediting higher education institutions in Brazil, with a grading scale ranging 1-7, where 7 is the maximum score. In the most recent triennial assessment (2010-2012), the Food Science and Technology program scored 4.

Digital library of theses and dissertations

Theses and dissertations defended at the University of São Paulo starting in 2001 have been made available for online research and download. The project is associated with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), sponsored by UNESCO and provides the option of browsing the Food Science and Technology program catalog program catalog by thesis, dissertation, author or college.