Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Food Sustainability and Security Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

Concerns about population growth, human health, and environmental quality have made food sustainability and security a top priority worldwide. The goal of this Certificate is to provide students with a general foundation of sustainable principles and economics and, within this context, with a specialized analysis of food systems, policy, and public health issues.
The Food Sustainability and Security Graduate Certificate will provide a general foundation in sustainability and a solid understanding of key issues in food systems and food safety/security. The Certificate will cover (1) the concepts, principles, economics, and finance of sustainability, as well as transition towards a green economy; (2) food production, distribution, marketing, consumption, waste, disposal, and policy; (3) human nutrition, health and personal wellbeing, and (4) food safety and food security regarding societal, biological, chemical, and physical threats. It is designed for an audience of a wide range of backgrounds with career interests in the field of food sustainability and security.

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.