Master of Science Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries

 

The Master of Science in the Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries is designed to offer a combination of theory and practical training for professionals looking to enter into, or advance, in the field of food regulatory affairs.

Our 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.

Program Objectives 

  • 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
  • Comparative analysis of specific regulations governing the food industries and of 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
  • The program focuses on food law, food policy, food science, business and marketing, regulatory processes, US regulation of food, and international regulation of food.
  • The program integrates 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.

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