Food Safety Online Certificate Program


Alternative to the degree program, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety program offers a Certificate in Food Safety for Lifelong Education students who successfully complete any four of the program's qualifying graduate courses.  Course Options for Lifelong Students:

  • VM 811 - Evolution & Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens
  • VM 812 - Food Safety Toxicology
  • VM 814 - Packaging for Food Safety
  • VM 817 - Pre-harvest Food Safety
  • VM 821 - Food Protection & Defense
  • VM 824 - Global Food Safety
  • VM 825 - Quantifying Food Risk
  • VM 827 - FSMA/HACCP
  • VM 831 - Foodborne Disease Epidemiology
  • VM 835 - Food Safety Produce
  • VM 840 - Product Protection/Anti-Counterfeit Strategy
  • FSC 810 - International Food Laws & Regulations OR FSC 811 - U.S. Food Laws & Regulations

Note:  If a student later decides to apply to our graduate degree program and is accepted, MSU will allow transfer of up to 9 credits (with a grade of 3.0 or better in each course) earned through any combination of courses taken through lifelong education, graduate certification, or transfer from another institution.




Designed for mid-career food safety professionals who want an advanced degree, but are unable to leave their jobs to attend class on a university campus

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