Government & Law
Number of Programs: 5
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.
Earning a master’s of Food Law is a strategic investment in your future. The Michigan State University College of Law Global Food Law Program gives lawyers, regulators and other industry professionals the tools they need to succeed in a constantly changing market.
The entirely online program can be completed in about three years by taking one course per semester and studying year-round. Online study allows students to pursue their master’s degree without the need to take a leave of absence from work or relocate. Advisors help students enroll in courses that will best enhance their careers allowing students to choose from a menu of courses.
Dates:February 20 - 21, 2018
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The HAACP process helps identify potential contamination points in order to prevent hazards in meat processing. The process incorporates science to ensure production methods and delivery of products to consumers are safe. In addition to learning HACCP basics, attendees will learn how to build a team, write a HACCP plan and how to incorporate it. This certificate training includes juice certification.
MSU's International Food Law Distance Education Certificate Program is the winner of the ADEC Excellence Award in College and University Distance Education. The program offers nine courses through the Lifelong Education Program at Michigan State University. Courses offered include:
- International Food Laws and Regulations
- Food Regulation in the United States
- Food Regulation in the European Union
- Food Regulation in Latin America
- Food Regulation in Canada
- Food Regulation in Asia (with focus on China)
- Codex Alimentarius - The World Food Code
- Animal Health, World Trade and Food Safety (OIE)
- Regulatory Leadership in Food Law
- Beer, Wine, and Spirits Laws & Regulations
- FSMA: Preventive Control for Human Food
- FSMA: Produce Safety
- FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Program
The three-credit courses are taught completely over the Internet by an international network of experts in food regulation. No books are required. Transcript transmission is not required through the MSU Lifelong Education Program. Successful completion of four courses is required for the International Food Law Distance Education Certificate; however, students are welcome to take any number of courses desired.
The Online MS in Food Safety program is a Professional Science Masters, which means its core curriculum is based heavily in the sciences while also including leadership and food law components. Elective choices have been designed to offer students flexibility according to their interests by addressing the large number of current issues which face food safety and regulatory professionals today. The program’s courses are immediately applicable to students current positions while, at the same time, preparing them for future leadership roles within food regulation and industry. This accredited program is a non-traditional, terminal degree requiring a Plan-B Applied Project. It consists of 10 3-credit courses, pulling content from more than 80 instructors and subject experts from around the world.