Northeastern’s College of Professional Studies Announces New Degree in Critical Industry: Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries

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June 7, 2013 – Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies announces a new degree: Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries, which will provide practical training for professionals looking to advance their education and career in this global industry.

The Program

The professional education field in the food industry is currently dominated by master’s degrees in food science, whereas the curriculum of the Master’s in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries focuses on food law and regulations.

The degree program consists of core courses covering a range of food science subjects necessary for all industry professionals and addresses business, management and legal topics critical to the success of companies and organizations in the food industry. Experienced industry leaders with real-world experience in the regulatory field will teach classes that include instruction on the food life cycle and project management, followed by an intensive regulatory module, which trains students to become proficient in the food regulatory field. The program finishes with elective categories in business and marketing as well as internal regulatory systems in order to strategically position graduates as essential industrial players.

This degree program is newly established and is scheduled to accept the first class of master’s degree students for the fall 2013 session.  Students will be required to complete 13 courses for 47 quarter hours. This program complements the College’s current Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices program which provides students with insight and expertise in specific disciplines in regulatory affairs so that students benefit from industry specific knowledge.

Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of innovative formats, CPS courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a comprehensive, global research university. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 165 graduate programs, ranging from professional master’s degrees to interdisciplinary PhD programs. Northeastern’s research enterprise is aligned with three national imperatives: health, security and sustainability. Northeastern students participate in co-op and other forms of experiential learning in 90 countries on all seven continents.