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A graduate certificate in food safety from MU can help you advance your career in protecting our food supply from accidental or deliberate contamination. If you are a food industry or agency professional who needs to deal effectively with food safety and biosecurity issues, this may be the certificate for you.
Official nameGraduate certificate in food safety and defense
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources | Department of Food Science
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- Agriculture and food scientist
- Clinical laboratory technologist
- Food science technician
The online graduate certificate in food safety and defense is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Students typically take two classes each semester session and finish the program in less than three years.
Course work covers
- Food fermentations
- Food biotechnology
- Food laws, safety and security
- Foodborne toxicants
- Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) programs
- Risk assessment for food
Typical program length3 years
Typical course load2 classes per semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Great Plains IDEA
Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of 19 universities offering fully online graduate programs and courses in agriculture disciplines. Students apply to and are admitted by one university, enroll in all of their courses through that university and graduate from that university. However, the online courses are taught by faculty in the discipline from several universities.