Non-Credit Courses

The MSU Online Food Safety Program provides non-credit masters level short courses for anyone interested in learning about a new topic or in need of a refresher. Upon completion of a short course, students will earn a Certificate of Participation and those who complete the course with a score of 90% or higher will earn a Certificate of Mastery.

Information About all Courses:

  • There are no prerequisites or degrees for these short courses.
  • Hosted on MSU’s online learning platform D2L (Desire2Learn)
  • Completion time recommended is 5 weeks (up to 12 weeks if needed)
  • 30 - 35 hours of study time suggested for successful completion

 What to expect AFTER you register:

  • Expect an email within 1-2 business days with instructions on how to create and activate a MSU Community ID.

For more information on non-credit courses email Megan Patrick at



Course Name Register Cost
Ingredient Safety Description $800
Beverage Safety Description $800
Meat Safety Description $800
Dairy Safety Description $800
Foodborne Parasites Description $800
Preventive Controls for Human Food (FSPCA) Description $850 (including certificate)
Food Allergens Description $800

Additional online, self-paced continuing education courses will become available.