Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Biosecurity & Food Defense
Pennsylvania State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Agricultural Biosecurity & Food Defense program helps students expand their knowledge of diverse agricultural and food supply chain systems, preparing them to develop and implement safety measures to prevent or manage biological threats.  This program is ideal for public health professionals, food safety analysts, quality control specialists, plant managers, food safety engineers, food defense coordinators, and food inspectors.  The curriculum focuses on building knowledge in these key areas:

  • Current agricultural and food security issues and vulnerabilities
  • Structure and roles of government in this field
  • Recognition of foodborne or agricultural disease events as a terror or criminal acts
  • Effective prevention, surveillance, diagnosis, response, and recovery from disease outbreaks

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Pennsylvania State University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent