Online Master of Science in Regulatory Science – Food Safety
The food safety master’s online program focuses on the regulations to ensure the safety of food products, including the production, manufacturing, processing and handling of food and food products sale to consumers.
Next start date: 08/20/2020
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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The food safety master’s online program covers contamination concerns and regulations throughout the food supply chain from growing to distributing to selling. Courses analyze 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 science master’s degree?
The food science master’s degree explores all 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 videos and simulations and write reports on your findings. The applied learning in the degree directly relates to the type of food safety problems that most frequently occur in the preparation, storage and processing of food.
This food safety master’s degree 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 will help prepare you to take the NEHA exam.
What is food safety and regulation?
Food safety regulation is a science focused 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 goal in food safety and regulation positions is always to protect the consumer.
Online food science courses
Courses in food safety master’s program 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 science and regulation?
Graduates from the food safety master’s degree are well-suited for a variety of jobs in food safety and regulatory science. In particular, the program will 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 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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