Study cover for Sustainable Food Systems
Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Sustainable Food Systems

Portland State University

12 months
Duration
732 USD/credit 13176 USD/year
732 USD/credit 13176 USD/year
505 USD/credit 9090 USD/year
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About

The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems from Portland State University provides students with a multidimensional understanding of the social, environmental, and economic impacts of the food sector. 

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Overview

Courses are offered in a range of academic areas related to food systems, including public administration, community health, urban and regional planning, business, and education, allowing students to tailor their course selection to align with their interests and career goals. The Public Administration Department collaborates with the following Units to offer this certificate: College of Urban and Public Affairs, College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.

Career

The Sustainable Food Systems program from Portland State University offers students the opportunity to explore the complex issues and relationships between food, people, and society. The program draws on the expertise of faculty from departments across the University, providing an interdisciplinary understanding of the issues, perspectives, strategies, and solutions involved in creating sustainable food systems. It connects a range of academic areas related to food systems, including public administration, community health, urban and regional planning, business, and education.

The certificate program provides students with a foundation of knowledge and practical experience to help them confront the pressing challenges currently facing sustainable food systems. These challenges include environmental degradation, corporate consolidation, and social injustices. Students will learn about new responses to these issues, such as sustainable agriculture, re-development of indigenous food systems, community land trusts, worker co-ops, farm labor organizing movements, and opportunities to shape policy at local, state, and national levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geography of Food
  • Research in World History: World of Commodities
  • Stress, Food, & Health
  • Health and Social Inequalities
  • Advanced Global Political Ecology
  • Geography of Food
  • Research in World History: World of Commodities
  • Health and Social Inequalities

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

18 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    13176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 505 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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