The core focuses on multi-scale interpretations of the political economy of the food system, human rights to adequate food, as well as transnational food movements and related public policy.
The MS in Food Studies at Syracuse University complements student interest in other areas including economic and social development, public health, agriculture and food policy, civil rights, effective organizational communication strategies, and entrepreneurship, among others. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to bring substantive knowledge and analytical skills to engage in employment at food-oriented organizations of all types or continue with graduate or professional studies.
Why this degree makes a difference in society today…tomorrow…
Food is a universal component of every facet of life. Government, business, and the public have growing awareness of and interest in where food comes from, how it is produced, and its impact on culture, health, the environment, economics, and politics. A career in food provides limitless opportunities to make significant impact. Graduates can position themselves at the forefront of community advocacy where they support public education, urban development, and food access. In the government sector, they work with legislators to initiate food system policy reform, labor reform, and more, all of which which impact public health, the economy, and the environment. In business, from farms to restaurants and everywhere in-between, graduates connect the dots to help build sustainable food systems, communities, and human livelihoods.
- Seminar in Food Studies and Systems
- The Human Right to Adequate Food and Nutrition
- Political Economy of Food
- Transnational Food, Health and the Environment
- Food and Public Policy
- Gender, Food, Rights
- Applied Epidemiology in Global Health
- Food Systems Planning and Design
- Seminar in Political Ecology
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a graduating GPA of 3.0 or higher, minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL (for international applications), undergraduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a resume and personal statement. GREs are not required.
- Undergraduate research methods and/or program evaluation training preferred, but not required. Upper division social science-based food studies coursework preferred, but not required. Students from broad inclusive fields of undergraduate study and work experience will be considered for admission.
International32436 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
National32436 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State32436 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32436 USD per year during 12 months.
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