Food Science MS
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- Summer: May 9, 2022
- Fall: August 22, 2022
Master of Science
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Enhance Your Skills. Energize Your Career.
WSU’s Master of Science in Agriculture (MSAG) program, offered entirely online, is designed for agricultural professionals, practitioners, and educators who wish to gain knowledge and skills and boost their careers. The program’s flexible, fully-online format is ideal for working professionals who want to achieve their academic and career goals with continuing with their careers. The MSAG food science and management option combines WSU’s world-renowned food-science graduate program with courses in executive management and law.
To apply for the program, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree in a related area, such as biology, chemistry, or food science with a 3.0 or better GPA. No GRE is required. Access the admission application on the WSU Graduate School Admissions webpage. Please be advised that the graduate school application deadlines may differ from those for this degree.
If you have questions about the degree, please contact Lisa Lujan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-9542.
Program of Study—30 semester credits
All courses are available online
The degree requires 30 credits minimum (26 graded credits, and 4 research credits)
- AGRI 587, Research and Extension in Agriculture (3 credits)
- STAT 412, Statistical Methods in Research I (3 credits)
11 credits minimum
- FS 504, Food Quality Management (3 credits)
- FS 509, Principles of Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
- FS 510, Functional Foods and Health (3 credits)
- FS 515, Food Fermentations: Microbiology and Technology (3 credits)
- FS 516, Food Laws (2 credits)
- FS 531, Advanced Food Safety and Quality (3 credits)
- FS 536, Principles of Sustainability (3 credits)
- FS 564, Food Toxicology (3 credits)
6 credits minimum
With prior approval of Program Director, other applicable management courses may be considered.
- ECONS 505, Economics for Agricultural Decision Making (3 credits)
- E_M 522, Leading People and Organizations (3 credits)
- E_M 564, Project Management (3 credits)
4 credits minimum
- AGRI 702, Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination. A minimum of four credits are required; you must be enrolled in 2 credits of 702 in the term of your final exam. Project and examination requirements are explained in detail in the MSAG Student Handbook.