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.
Next start date: 10/13/2021
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.
Will my food science degree say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
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.
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:
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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