M.A. On Campus

Food Studies

Chatham University

24 months
987 USD/credit 20727 USD/year
987 USD/credit 20727 USD/year
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Chatham University's Master of Arts in Food Studies in the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment emphasizes a holistic approach to food systems, from agriculture and food production to cuisines and consumption, providing intellectual and practical experience from field to table.



Courses of study include agricultural and culinary history as well as sociological, cultural, political, economic, and geographic examinations of food production and consumption with four concentrations that span the food system, plus a dual degree M.A. in Food Studies + MBA opportunity.


Eden Hall Campus and our hands-on curriculum bring learning to life. Students get involved with research opportunities with faculty and have placements with organizations during summer internships that provide real-world experience.


The Food Studies program thrives because of its involvement in the food and culinary community in both Pittsburgh and academia, which provide for community-based networks with excellent opportunities for research and involvement.


Chatham's students and alumni are making a difference in our region, across the country, and around the world. Our graduates are creating businesses and bettering communities from their experiences in the Food Studies program.

The Master of Arts in Food Studies is offered by Chatham University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Food Systems
  • Food Access
  • Food, Culture History
  • Basic Agroecology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with less than a 3.0 who show extreme promise through other achievements may be granted conditional admission.
  • Completed Application Form (found here), which includes submission of the following documents:
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Essay - In approximately 500 words
  • 2 letters of recommendation, preferably from an academic source
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, sent directly by the institutions
  • Additional writing sample (optional, but encouraged)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 987 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    20727 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 987 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Pittsburg

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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