PhD in Food Studies

Doctoral Curriculum

This curriculum is an example. All course requirements are determined in consultation with the student's adviser.

Foundation Courses (9 Credits) - Choose 3

FOOD-GE 2012 Food History
FOOD-GE 2017 Contemporary Issues in Food Studies
FOOD-GE 2033: Food Systems
FOOD-GE 2191 Food and Culture
If equivalent courses have been taken previously, you may select other graduate level food studies courses.


Cognate Study (3 Credits) - By Advisement

Cognate studies are graduate courses taken outside the student's department that are relevant to the area of research. They may be taken in Steinhardt or any of the university's other graduate schools where permitted, such as the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and the Tisch School of the Arts.


Research Methods Courses (9 Credits)


Proposal Seminar (3 Credits)

TCHL-GE 3001 or TCHL-GE 3002 Dissertation Proposal Seminar


Department Doctoral Seminar (3 Credits)

FOOD-GE 3400 Departmental doctoral seminar (1)


Specialization (9 Credits) - By Advisement


Total Credits: 48**

Registration is required in any semester in which a student is not registered for at least one 3-point course.

** Students matriculating with previous graduate work or master's degrees may be held for fewer credits as determined in consultation with an adviser.