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How to Apply

To start your application, create an account on Pacific's online application portal. Once you have created an account, you can start your application. You do not have to complete the application at one time; you can save your work and finish it later. The $50 application fee is collected at the end of the application process.

As an additional resource, please see Food Studies' Frequently Asked Questions page.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed online application

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university:  Applicants must have an undergraduate cumulative average of B (GPA of 3.0) or better to be considered for full admission. In exceptional cases, students with a 2.65-2.99 cumulative GPA may be considered for conditional admission.

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.  

  • Two letters of recommendation:  Applicants are strongly encouraged to secure recommendations from their college professors who can comment on the applicant's academic and research skills, and/or comment on the applicant's potential success in graduate school. Applicants who have been out of school for a considerable amount of time are invited to secure recommendations from employers, business colleagues, and mentors. Letters from family members and personal friends are discouraged.
    Requests for letters of recommendation can be sent electronically when completing the online application by selecting the Online Recommendation Form. Upon submission of the application, an applicant's recommenders will receive a link to the online recommendation form via email.

  • Personal statement

  • Resume

Start your online application NOW.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2018*

Early Deadline: March 1
Priority Deadline: May 1
Late Deadline: July 1

*For any questions on application deadlines, please contact or view Food Studies' FAQ page.

Start your application here.

International student?  Click here for international graduate admission requirements.