Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2018

The application period for Cal Poly’s Fall 2018 MPS in Dairy Products Technology program is now open. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2018.

The program utilizes a rolling admission process, whereby applicants are evaluated and notified about admission status throughout the application period.

In order to apply, applicants must submit:

  • Online application, including statement of purpose
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • GRE scores (optional)
  • International students must submit TOEFL or EILTS scores unless their most recent degree was taught in English

More information about the application process can be found here.

Questions about the application process should be directed to Program Manager Tom Johnson at (970) 215-3459 or

Cal Poly’s Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the international dairy foods industry. This innovative, one-year master’s degree program includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Students complete nine months of coursework, on campus in San Luis Obispo, followed be a three-month paid internship with one of the program’s industry partners. Our partners include Land O Lakes, Starbucks, Tillamook, Kraft, Leprino, Hilmar, Dean Foods, DFA, and others. No dairy or food experience is required. Starting salaries for our graduates average $65,000-80,000.

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Tom Johnson. Program Manager
MPS in Dairy Products Technology
(970) 215-3459 cell