Online Master of Science in Regulatory Science – Food Safety

The food safety master’s program online focuses on the regulations in place to ensure the safety of food products, including the production, manufacturing, processing and handling of food and food products sold to consumers. 

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Next start date: 08/19/2021


Total classes: 11

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 33

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The online Master of Regulatory Science in food safety program covers food protection concerns and regulations throughout the food supply chain from distribution to the retail market.  Courses examine food safety regulations from local, state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. You’ll also gain an understanding of the ethical and legal challenges of food safety and regulation.

What will I learn in a food safety master’s degree?

 

This regulatory degree explores aspects of food safety including inspections, hazard analysis, safe food practices and the handling of food emergencies. You’ll learn how to identify food safety issues through the use of interactive exercises and videos. The applied learning in the degree directly relates to the type of food safety problems that occur in the preparation, storage and processing of food.

This program is also unique in that it aligns with the content on the Certified Professional - Food Safety certification exam from the National Environmental Health Association. While the degree doesn’t result in certification, the program can help to prepare you to take the NEHA exam.

What is food safety and regulation?

 

Food safety focuses on the safe handling, distribution, selling and preparation of food. Professionals in the food safety industry conduct site inspections, assess food safety hazards, develop preventative food safety procedures, create food safety policies and more depending on the position. No matter the job, the central goals are to protect consumers’ safety, reduce health risks and ensure a wholesome food supply chain. 

Online food safety and regulatory degree courses

Courses in the food safety master’s program online will prepare you to identify and prevent food contamination through regulations and food safety best practices. The degree incorporates a transdisciplinary approach to regulatory science, meaning you’ll also learn the fundamentals of clinical research and regulations of medical products. The degree culminates in an applied project course.


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Quality Assurance and Clinical Research


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Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research


Required

Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs


Required

Drug Discovery, Development and Regulations


Required

Global Regulatory Affairs


Required

Legal Aspects of Clinical Research


Required

Food Safety and Protection


Required

Regulatory Writing


What can I do with a master’s in food safety and regulation?

Graduates from the food safety master’s program are well-suited for a variety of jobs in food safety and regulatory science. In particular, this degree will help prepare you for local, state and federal regulatory careers in agencies such as the FDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county health departments, and food manufacturers. Regulatory science and food safety careers might include but are not limited to:

Area director

Environmental health and safety coordinator

Facility manager

Food inspector

Food-safe chemical supplier

Quality assurance manager

Quality control manager

Regulatory investigator

Learn from professionals in food and health

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.
  • Industry leaders in pharmaceutical companies.
  • Serve on executive boards for professional organizations.  
  • Highly credential experts with doctoral degrees and professional certifications in regulatory affairs.

Learn from professionals in food and health

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.
  • Industry leaders in pharmaceutical companies.
  • Serve on executive boards for professional organizations.  
  • Highly credential experts with doctoral degrees and professional certifications in regulatory affairs.

Admission requirements for the food safety master’s degree

Applicants to the online food safety master’s degree must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. 

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