Master of Science in Food Safety
Michigan State University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Food Safety program is designed for students who wish to further their examination of food safety through this multidisciplinary program and is especially for students currently working in production, marketing, regulatory affairs, research, management, or finance.  The curriculum consists of four core classes and three electives, including the Food Safety Toxicology, Food Safety Research Methods, Food Safety Introduction and Professional Management, and Applied Project in Food Safety courses.  Graduates 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)

Special Accreditation

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

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission