Regulatory Science (Food Safety), MS

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The concentration in food safety within the MS program in regulatory science offers specialized training and knowledge in the protection and safety of food. Curriculum is aligned with local, state and national health and safety initiatives and integrates with the regulatory focus of the Food and Drug Administration.

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Regulatory Science (Food Safety), MS

Plan of study

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Degree requirements

Required Core (18 credit hours)
HCR 553 Quality Assurance and Clinical Research (3)
HCR 561 Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research (3)
HCR 563 Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs (3)
HCR 576 Drug Discovery, Development and Regulations (3)
HCR 577 Global Regulatory Affairs (3)
HCR 578 Legal Aspects of Clinical Research (3)

Concentration (12 credit hours)
HCR 543 Food Safety and Protection (3)
HCR 544 Assessing Food Safety and Developing Policy Procedures and Training (3)
HCR 550 Quality Assurance and Safety in Food and Dietary Supplements (3)
HCR 558 Technical Writing for the Regulatory Professional (3)

Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
HCR 593 Applied Project (3)

Additional Curriculum Information
The culminating experience is an applied project course that includes a project based on a food topic studied during the degree program. Students choose a scientific, technical or regulatory project that includes a research protocol or professional presentation to industry professionals.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's science-based or related field degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. three letters of recommendation
  4. professional resume
  5. written statement
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

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