Master of Food Safety and Technology

Curriculum

Candidates are required to take a total of 32 credit hours, 18 credit hours of which must be selected from the core food safety and technology courses listed below, and 14-17 credit hours must be selected from electives. Courses are offered at the Mies Campus or via internet with the exception of FDSN 506.

Core Course (18)
FDSN 505Food Microbiology3
FDSN 506Food Microbiology Laboratory3
FDSN 507Food Analysis3
FDSN 521Food Process Engineering3
FDSN 524Fundamentals of Food Science3
FDSN 541Principles of Food Packaging3
Electives (14-17)
Select 14-17 credit hours14-17
Nutrition, Metabolism, and Health3
Development, Delivery, and Dissemination3
Food Biotechnology3
Food Product Development3
Food Law and Regulations3
Advanced Food Process Engineering3
HACCP Planning and Implementation3
Seminar on Food Safety and Technology1
Special Projects1-6
Special Problems1-6

Minimum degree credits required: 32

1

Required unless the student has enough professional background or laboratory experience to substitute; decision will be made by the FdSN graduate program director.

Students can enroll in FDSN 594 and FDSN 597 with a maximum of six credit hours total between both courses with an FdSN adviser approval. However, when FDSN 597 is used as a short course, the total credit hours must not exceed eight between FDSN 594 and FDSN 597 combined. The student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0. In addition to the core courses required and electives, further courses may be selected from other departments with the approval of the FdSN adviser, to fit the background and needs of the individual student.

Master of Food Safety and Technology with Specialization in Business

32 credit hours

This program is designed to help food safety and technology degree students extend their food science technical and practical knowledge of the field while introducing them to core topics in modern business practices to prepare them for careers in the industry. To complete the program, students must satisfy the Master of Food Safety and Technology requirements and Stuart School of Business specialization, totaling 32 credit hours. Courses are offered at the Mies Campus or via internet with the exception of FDSN 506.

Note: Stuart School of Business tuition and fees apply to these courses. Applicants to the program are not required to take the GMAT.

Specialization Core Course Requirement (3)
BUS 510Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business3
Specialization Electives (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Accounting for Strategic Decision-Making3
Financial Management in a Globalized World3
Creating, Communicating, and Delivering Customer Value3
Operations and Technology Management3
Total Credit Hours9

Master of Food Safety and Technology with Specialization in Industrial Management

32 credit hours

This program is designed to help food safety and technology degree students extend their food science technical and practical knowledge of the field while introducing them to core topics and providing up-to-date knowledge of the technologies and modern management approaches used in world-class industrial companies. To complete the program, students must satisfy the Master of Food Safety and Technology requirements and Industrial Technology and Management specialization requirements, totaling 32 credit hours.

Specialization Electives (9)
Select a minimum of three courses from the following:9
Cost Management3
Industrial Leadership3
Advanced Project Management3
Industrial Risk Management3
Applied Strategies for the Competitive Enterprise3
Total Credit Hours9