The Regulatory Science - Food Safety MSc program offered at Arizona State University explores all aspects of food safety including inspections, hazard analysis, safe food practices and the handling of food emergencies. Students learn how to identify food safety issues through the use of videos and simulations and write reports on their findings. The applied learning in the degree directly relates to the type of food safety problems that most frequently occur in the preparation, storage and processing of food.
This food safety master's degree is also unique in that it aligns with the content on the Certified Professional Food Manager certification exam from the National Environmental Health Association. While the degree doesn't result in certification, the program helps prepare students to take the NEHA exam.
Graduates from the food safety master's degree are well suited for a variety of jobs in food safety and regulatory science. In particular, the program prepares students for local, state and federal regulatory careers in agencies such as the FDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county health departments, and food manufacturers.
Food safety regulation is a science focused on the safe handling, distribution, selling and preparation of food. Professionals in the food safety industry conduct site inspections, assess food safety hazards, develop preventative food safety procedures, create food safety policies and more depending on the position. No matter the job, the goal in food safety and regulation positions is always to protect the consumer.
Regulatory science and food safety careers include but are not limited to:
- environmental health specialist
- facility manager
- food inspector
- food-safe chemical supplier
- quality assurance manager
- quality control manager
- registered sanitarian
- regulatory investigator
- Quality Assurance and Clinical Research
- Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research
- Regulatory Affairs
- Drug Discovery, Development and Regulations
- Global Regulatory Affairs
- Legal Aspects of Clinical Research
- Food Safety and Protection
- Assessing Food Safety and Developing Policy Procedures and Training
- Quality Assurance and Safety in Food and Dietary Supplements
- Technical Writing for the Regulatory Professional
- 12 months
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DisciplinesSupply Chain Management & Logistics Food Sciences Biochemistry View 89 other Masters in Supply Chain Management & Logistics in United States
- Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
- Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's science-based or related field degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants are required to submit:
- graduate admission application and application fee
- official transcripts
- three letters of recommendation
- professional resume
- written statement
- proof of English proficiency
International17240 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17240 USD per year during 12 months.
National17240 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17240 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State15928 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15928 USD per year during 12 months.
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