M.Sc. Blended

Food Systems and Society

Oregon Health & Science University

24 months
708 USD/credit 17700 USD/year
708 USD/credit 17700 USD/year
708 USD/credit 17700 USD/year
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The M.S. in Food Systems and Society at Oregon Health & Science University engages learning about food systems and social change. The cohort-based structure combines asynchronous online courses with short, synchronous intensives. You are able to maintain your work and life commitments, while engaging and collaborating with inspired, motivated peers and other food system leaders.


Oregon Health & Science University’s Food Systems and Society curriculum integrates lived experience and academic scholarship by examining concepts, perspectives, and strategies relevant to social change in the food system. 

Through lenses of class, gender, and race-ethnicity, you will analyze how social conditions in the food system developed. You will also study how they are addressed, perceived, and portrayed. Students make an impact in their studies by contributing new knowledge to food systems equity and social change through a capstone project.

Asynchronous and synchronous learning environments

The OHSU Food Systems and Society program is offered in an accessible, asynchronous, online format, complemented by two short synchronous intensives per year. This combination of modalities enables you to participate in the program while maintaining personal and professional commitments in your place of residence. Each fall and spring, you will spend time collaborating in live sessions with fellow students and faculty and engaging with thought leaders in the field. Part-time degree completion options are also available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food Systems Inquiry
  • Food Systems and Society
  • Directed Study in Food Systems and Society
  • Food Policy and Politics
  • Food in Culture
  • Food Systems Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




50 SCH



Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the food systems field, we do not require that your major or degree be in a particular area. In fact, students come to our program from a wide variety of majors, from environmental sciences and biology to history and English.
  • A cumulative grade-point average of all undergraduate courses of at least 3.0 
  • The FSS program welcomes students from anywhere. An English-language proficiency test may be required for English-language-learners who do not have a Bachelor's or Master's degree from an institution whose language of instruction is English.
  • The FSS program does not have a recency of education requirement.
  • GPHN does not offer conditional acceptance
  • OHSU Graduate Studies Application
  • Letter of Intent
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Supplemental Questions

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    17700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    17700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 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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