Food Safety

The graduate specialization in Food Safety is designed for students who are interested in enhancing the focus of their study on food safety to help solve societal problems. The specialization broadens students’ understanding of:

  • multidisciplinary career possibilities in food safety;
  • new and emerging food safety issues and technologies;
  • public health;
  • the risk of foodborne diseases;
  • human dimensions of food safety, including food laws and regulations;
  • food microbiology and foodborne disease.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Human Ecology, the College of Human Medicine, the College of Natural Science, the College of Social Science, and the College of Veterinary Medicine participate in this graduate specialization. The College of Veterinary Medicine is the primary administrative unit.

The specialization is available to students who are enrolled in a master's degree program in the departments of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Communication, Entomology, Epidemiology, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Horticulture, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Packaging, Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Plant Pathology, and Sociology.

For more information, contact:

Scott Winterstein
National Food Safety & Toxicology Center
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Room 165
Food Safety and Toxicology Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
Telephone: 517-432-3100, ext. 107