Master of Science Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries
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.
- 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
This degree program is newly established and is scheduled to accept the first class of master’s degree students for the fall 2013 session. Board of Trustees approval is pending, and acceptance of applicants will be held until final approval.