Why Regulatory Affairs of Food?
The Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries offers in-depth theory and practical training for professionals entering or advancing in the field of regulatory compliance.
The Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries' courses and curriculum are cross disciplinary, covering topics and methods that lie at the intersection of the life sciences, agricultural planning, food science, nutrition, law, economics, international relations, and regulatory policy. The breadth of the curriculum provides students from various educational and employment backgrounds with the opportunity to contribute to an evolving market.
Graduates of the program will gain the necessary knowledge and requisite skills to serve as leaders in the domain of food regulatory affairs. They will be equipped to serve instrumental roles in the formation of public policies, the implementation of regulatory guidelines, industry’s compliance with regulations, and the regulatory strategies of companies looking to create a sustainable competitive advantage in the food industry.
- Online program provides flexibility and interactive experience for working professionals
- Cross-disciplinary approach offers students a comprehensive exposure to the field and enhances the experience of professionals who are already working
- Electives supplement general courses and let students focus in depth on regulatory processes, business and marketing, and international regulations
- Provide a fundamental understanding of the basic stages of the food-production (farm to fork) life cycle: food science, risk and hazard analysis, economic influences, legal/policy change, and regulatory touch points
- Analyze comparative specific regulations governing the food industries and food regulatory systems–both foreign and domestic
- Examine history of food regulatory affairs and key market/economic implications
- Detail the several stakeholder groups and their divergent interests, actions, and ability to influence food regulatory structures and outcomes
- Develop concrete management tools to coordinate regulatory projects within small, medium, and large companies
- Focus on food law, food policy, food science, business and marketing, regulatory processes, U.S. regulation of food, and international regulation of food
- Integrate current concerns and developments in how regulatory process is shaped by bureaucratic constraints; scientific and policy concerns; input from industry, consumers, and advocacy groups; and how regulatory developments influence food issues
The average salary for a full-time, U.S.-based regulatory professional was $126,163 in 2013.
What you'll study
Business and Marketing
Note: Personal and Career Development (COP 6940) or Integrative Experiential Learning (INT 6943) may only count toward one of the business and marketing elective courses. Enrollment in either of these courses requires participation in the Cooperative Education Program (subject to availability).
Complete two of the following:
International Food Regulations
Complete two of the following:
This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 48 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.