Online Master’s in Agriculture: Food Science and Management
This innovative master’s degree option combines WSU’s world-renowned food-science graduate program with business courses in executive management. The result is a hybrid master’s that lets you move freely between labs and boardrooms, between factory floors and corporate offices.
Program director Barbara Rasco is an internationally recognized food scientist/engineer and fellow with the Institute of Food Technologists. She is also an attorney with expertise in food law and regulatory compliance. Dr. Rasco has years of industrial experience in research, manufacturing and qualitiy control and has provided technical and legal assistance to dozens of corporations in 37 countries. She has advised governments on food regulations, policy and regulatory compliance.
Grow your career.
The degree, offered in conjunction with the University of Idaho, equips graduates to meet the increasing demand for managers who understand both research and economics. Courses range from statistics to toxicology, from organizational management to molecular biology to leadership. It’s a formula designed to ensure you’ll get what you need to succeed.
Accreditation and reputation.
Washington State University’s accreditation is vital if you’re thinking about going on to earn a doctorate. Your education will be identical to that of on-campus students, and so will your diploma. You’ll be justifiably confident of your skills, and you’ll be part of a proud network of WSU alumni.
Tuition and financial aid.
For the latest tuition information, check this link. (Please note that starting this fall, out-of-state tuition will be lowered to match in-state tuition.) Loans, grants and scholarships are offered through our Financial Aid Office.
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. More information is on the WSU Graduate School website; the priority deadlines you’ll see there do not apply to you! To get started in Fall 2013, your application is due by July 1.
Related option: Noncredit certificate in food science.