Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries

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Credits Required for Graduation 47
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter
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Overview

 

The Master of Science in the Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries degree is designed to offer a combination of theory and practical training for professionals looking to enter into the field of food regulatory affairs. In this field, rapidly evolving regulations and expansion of international markets create an increasing need for highly trained professionals equipped to serve instrumental roles in the formation of efficient 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.

Program Objectives


  • Provide a fundamental understanding of the basic stages of the food-production life cycle and their regulatory touch points
  • Examine the specific regulations governing the food industries in the U.S. and abroad
  • Present a comparative analysis of food regulatory systems inside and outside of the U.S. (e.g., FDA, USDA, EFSA, FTC, CDC, EC, SFDA)
  • Introduce the key market and economic implications of food regulatory affairs
  • Detail the several stakeholder groups and their divergent interests, actions, and ability to influence food regulatory structures and outcomes
  • Supply concrete management tools to coordinate regulatory projects within small, medium, and large companies

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Curriculum

Total Quarter Hours: 47

Required Core Courses (23 q.h.)

RFA 6100 Introduction to Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries 3 q.h.
RFA 6110 From Farm to Family Table: Understanding the Food Regulatory Life Cycle 3 q.h.
RFA 6120 Economic and Social Aspects of Food 3 q.h.
RFA 6130 Food Law in the United States 3 q.h.
RFA 6140 Managing Projects in Food Regulatory Affairs: Practical Considerations 3 q.h.
RFA 6200 Comparing U.S. Regulatory Systems and Agencies  4 q.h. 
RFA 6205  Regulatory Submissions   4 q.h. 


Elective Courses


Regulatory Processes (8 q.h.)

Choose two regulatory process elective courses:

RFA 6210 Food Safety and Modernization 4 q.h.
RFA 6215 Risk Analysis and Hazard Analysis in the Food Industry 4 q.h.
RFA 6220 Food Safety and Surveillance: Concepts and Applications 4 q.h.
RFA 6225 Introduction to Food Science 4 q.h.
RFA 6230 The Scientific, Social, and Commercial Aspects of Genetically Modified Foods 4 q.h.
RFA 6235 Regulatory Differences and Similarities: An International Investigations 4 q.h.


Business and Marketing (8 q.h.)

Choose 8 quarter hours:

RFA 6310 Food Across International Borders: The International Food Trade 4 q.h.
RFA 6315 From Farm to Dinner Table: The Industrialization and Commercialization of Food  4 q.h.
RFA 6350 Political, Social, and Economic Influences on Food Law, Regulation, and Policy 4 q.h.
NTR 6155 Nutrition Entrepreneurship   3 q.h. +
1 q.h. project
NTR 6165 Food and Society  4 q.h.
COP 6940

Personal and Career Development

  • Enrollment into this course requires participation in the cooperative education program (subject to availability)
  • Students must also take RFA 6920 (1 q.h.) to meet the 4 q.h. elective course requirement
  • Effective spring 2012, all students in this program are required to complete both RGA 6100 and BTC 6210 before enrolling in COP 6940

3 q.h.

INT 6943 Integrative Experiential Learning 3 q.h.

 COP 6940 may only count toward one of the business and marketing elective courses.  

International Food Regulations (8 q.h.)

Choose 8 quarter hours:

RFA 6410 Food and the North American Free Trade Agreement 4 q.h.
RFA 6415 Food Safety and Surveillance in Asia  4 q.h.
RFA 6420 Between Science and Governments: Food Regulations in the European Union 4 q.h.
RFA 6425 Food Laws in Latin America  4 q.h.
RFA 6430 Food Safety and Commercialization in Emerging Economies  4 q.h.
GST 6350 Global Economics of Food and Agriculture  4 q.h.

 

Total Quarter Hours: 47  

 


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Two letters of recommendation: from individual(s) with either academic or professional knowledge of your capabilities, such as a faculty member, current employer, mentor, or colleague
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $28,717.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2014-15 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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