About MSU OFS

Designed for working professionals and accepting its first students in 2002, the Online Master of Science (MS) in Food Safety Program at Michigan State University was created in response to a market research study conducted in the year 2000. This study revealed an overwhelming need on the part of food industry, government and public health for their employees to be specifically educated in the many aspects of safeguarding our food supply. 

The study also revealed concern by employers over losing their best employees to a traditional on-campus program. Therefore, the Online MS in Food Safety program was designed to meet both the needs of the individual, as well as the employer, by offering this comprehensive program in a fully online format.

Learn more about the origins of the Online MS in Food Safety:

JVME Report 2006

Future Magazine 2010

Perspectives Magazine Summer 2015

Perspectives Magazine Winter 2018

Our team is devoted to the program and the individual role each plays in bringing the best experience in graduate education to our students. Our faculty come from a diverse pool of food safety experts representing academia, government, and the food industry. Students are exposed to a comprehensive range of experience and knowledge.