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Master of Science in Food Safety

Program Details

A masters degree in Food Safety is available at Michigan State University for students who wish to further their examination of food safety. This degree is put forward by the College of Veterinary Medicine. This College at MSU designed this multidisciplinary program especially for those students who currently have a career in production, marketing, regulatory affairs, research, management, or finance.

Some of the courses students will enroll in are Food Safety Toxicology, Food Safety Research Methods, Food Safety Introduction and Professional Management, and Applied Project in Food Safety. The curriculum is made up of four core courses, three elective courses of the student’s choice, and two courses that combine to create the Applied Research Project (six credits).

After completing this program, students will be able to apply their enhanced skills in current or future careers. They will have learned to evaluate new technologies, address food safety concerns, and will have developed efficient organizational and leadership skills relevant to their chosen field.


  • Bachelor's degree, professional degree, or equivalent degree from an accredited and recognized college or university
  • At least six credits of college level biological sciences
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or higher
  • Work experience in a food-related field (at least two years is recommended)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three recommendation letters
  • An official, original transcript from each institution attended
  • Resume or CV
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable)

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education (AVMA-COE)