In an era of complex food protection challenges within today's global food systems, effective control of foodborne hazards requires advanced education. There is a definitive need for online education for both graduate students and on-the-job food industry professionals who would like to pursue more in-depth specialized training in food safety and defense that is pertinent to their job. The Food Safety and Defense graduate certificate program helps meet the education needs of those charged with protecting the human food supply from accidental or deliberate contamination with pathogenic microbes and/or toxicants.The online certificate requires a minimum of 12 credit hours, 8-9 credits in core courses and at least 3-4 elective credits, on topics including:
Each participating university offers at least one course on a regular basis, and every university cross-lists all courses. Students must meet admissions requirements for the Master of Science degree in Food Science or equivalent degree at their respective universities. International applicants seeking admission to the Food Safety and Defense graduate certificate program must apply at Iowa State University, the University of Missouri or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Certificate titles vary by institution. Consult each institution for the certificate title as it will appear on the diploma.
Students select one university to be their "home institution", this is the university to which you apply, enroll and pay tuition. Students must meet the admissions requirements of the home institution. Contact the Campus Coordinator at the institution you wish to call "home" for more information.
|Iowa State University||Michelle Zander|
|Kansas State University||Rachel Ohmes|
|University of Missouri||Nita Smarr|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln||Diane Wasser|
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