Food Safety & Quality, MFS

Protect Populations by Maintaining Food Standards

Food safety and quality affects everyone. The master's in food safety and quality provides you with in-depth training in food safety assurance. By understanding the microbology of food, you can help implement practices and standards to prevent sickness and outbreaks in communities and organizations.

Degree at a Glance

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*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

Earning a master's degree in food safety and quality prepares you to pursue careers in food quality assurance or other food safety positions. You can become a food scientist, a food inspector, a food safety specialist, and more.

Why Earn Food Safety & Quality Degree from USU Online

The same professors who teach courses on USU's main campus in Logan also teach online. You will have access to the same expert faculty who have real-world experience and can help you apply classroom concepts in professional settings. The courses cover subjects like food microbiology, food toxicology, food chemistry, food sanitation, and more, ensuring you are ready to enter the workforce with confidence.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Dan.

Dan Allred

Dan Allred
E-Learning Enrollment Specialist
(435) 797-8431