Non-Credit Options

The MSU Food Safety Program is pleased to announce the Continuing Education in Food Safety initiative, offering non-credit professional short courses for anyone interested in learning about a new topic or in need of a refresher. Our first offering is the Preventive Controls course.  You can earn your FSPCA certificate in Preventive Controls for Human Food by completing our new 100% online, self-paced course.  A final exam and one live discussion is required for completion.  This course will become available on August 1st, 2017, for a cost of $850 (includes the $50 Certificate Fee). 

Additional online, self-paced Continuing Education courses will be available in the fall ($800 each).  Topics will include Food Allergens, Quantifying Food Risk, Produce Safety, Meat Safety, Dairy Safety, Ingredient Safety, Food Waste Recovery, Foodborne Parasites, GMPs and more. These courses will run for 8 weeks, have rolling enrollment, be self-paced and include 5 short quizzes.  Learners who complete the course will earn a Certificate of Participation and those who complete the course with a score of 85% or higher will earn a Certificate of Mastery.  These courses will be taught at the graduate level with material provided by our excellent instructors. No application or prerequisite degree will be required.  These courses are for learners outside of the Online MS in Food Safety Program and these short courses cannot be applied toward the MSFS degree requirements.

Registration for non-credit courses will begin in the summer.

If you can’t wait until the Fall, some of these courses are available as 1-credit courses this summer if you register with MSU as a lifelong student for $726.50 (MI Resident) or $931.00 (non MI Resident).