Food Safety - M.S.

The Food Safety Master of Science degree program allows graduate students to pursue advanced food safety academic training while simultaneously developing workplace skills that are highly valued by employers. Students within this program examine food safety from a variety of perspectives including regulatory, retail and food processing. Elective courses within the program also provide students with the prerequisite requirements to obtain a variety of professional certifications.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Analyze research to inform decision-making as it relates to operational and procedural food safety decisions.
  • Create presentations that address domestic and global food safety concerns. 
  • Evaluate current and emerging food safety problems, while proposing effective solutions and assessing the proposal’s impact. 
  • Conduct comparative analysis of various regulatory frameworks across the food system. 
  • Design a comprehensive food safety plan for an organization.

Food Safety

Master of Science

Prerequisite Courses *
LAW2001The Legal Environment of Business I3
BIO2220Microbiology for Food Professionals3
Core Courses
FOOD5001Introduction to Food Safety Systems3
FOOD5100Foodborne Disease and Pathogen Control3
FOOD6010Food Safety Capstone3
HSC6110Epidemiology and Food Safety3
LAW5410Food Law and Policy3
MATH5100Statistical Methods3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
Elective Courses
Choose three of the following:9
Regulatory Affairs Processing/ Retail
Global Food Safety and Sustainability
Food Defense and Adulteration Prevention
Produce Food Safety
Total Credits30.0-36.0

Prerequisite courses must be completed prior to or concurrently with core courses.