About This Degree

The master of food microbiology and safety degree is a professional degree designed to provide students with in-depth training in food safety assurance. It also trains students in the use of management systems that address food safety through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling, and manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of the finished product.

The degree is primarily intended for individuals who plan to have careers in food quality assurance or other food safety-related positions in the food industry, and is offered completely online. For more information, please visit https://www.usu.edu/online/degrees/masters/food-safety-and-quality.

Because this program is designated as a Western Regional Graduate Program, students from participating western states qualify for in-state tuition. For more information, visit http://wrgp.wiche.edu.

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Students who graduate with the MFMS degree typically pursue careers in food quality assurance or other food safety-related positions in the food industry.

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If you are intending to complete this program online outside the state of Utah, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.

International Students

Online classes are not available to USU F-1 and J-1 sponsored students. International students sponsored by USU on a F-1 visa can study at Logan or Price campus and must register for face-to-face classes. International students sponsored by USU on a J-1 visa can study at Logan campus and must register for face-to-face classes.