Online Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems
Arizona State University’s Master of Science in sustainable food systems prepares you to create and lead policy initiatives that pioneer innovative pathways for our future. In this program, you’ll explore food and agricultural trends, build relationships with farmers and learn from influential policy leaders that can help you advance in your career.
Next start date: 08/22/2024
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 30
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What you’ll learn in this sustainable food systems master’s
By earning a master’s in sustainable food systems, you’ll develop an understanding of today’s health, agriculture and environmental policy making processes. In this program, you’ll learn how natural resource conservation impacts the quality of health through food and agriculture systems. This program includes a specific focus on American food production, distribution, and legislation, and you’ll research U.S. federal and state policy making, including legislative, rulemaking, budgetary and legal processes.
After completing this program, you’ll be able to employ solutions-based thinking and dynamic systems frameworks to develop the food systems of the future. You’ll be skilled in the interconnection between the social, political, economic and ecological factors that influence food systems in our society. Additionally, you’ll gain a variety of transferable skills, including systems thinking, strategic planning and problem solving.
Who’s a good candidate for this program?
There’s a high demand for those who can lead policy initiatives and employ solutions-based thinking to create diverse, inclusive and resilient food systems for our future. These systems are necessary for sustaining growing populations while ensuring ecological resilience. This sustainable food systems master’s is designed for those working in the field looking to advance in their career, young professionals interested in gaining more knowledge or those who want to enter the field of food and sustainability.
After graduating from this program, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge and leadership skills to solve real-world policy issues impacting our world today. This program provides you access to a network of prominent and influential food and agriculture policy leaders and mentors.
Sustainable food systems master’s courses
In this program, you’ll take a wide variety of sustainability courses and complete training that prepares you for roles in leadership. Topics you’ll study in your curriculum include policy making, environmental and resource conservation and approaches to achieving sustainable systems.
Tools and Tactics for Food Policy Change
Food and Farm Immersion Experience
Managing Natural Resources for Food Production
Applied Food Policy Immersion Experience
American Agriculture in the Global Context
Pathways to Sustainability
Leading Sustainability Transitions
Prepare for leadership roles in the food and agricultural sector
Upon graduating from this program, you’ll be able to utilize your training to pursue new opportunities or advance in your current role in the food and agriculture sector. Your knowledge of the interconnected social, political, economic and ecological factors that influence food systems will be highly desired by employers across many industries. Potential job titles include, but are not limited to:
How to apply
Applicants to the sustainable food systems program must fulfill the requirements for the Graduate College and the School of Sustainability.
Study at the nation’s first School of Sustainability
ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. We’ve also received accolades from other prestigious organizations, showcasing our commitment to excellence across all disciplines.
in innovation for 9 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.
university in the U.S. in pursuit of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“Cool Schools” for sustainability by Sierra Club for campus sustainability.
best global universities.