Applied Project

Applied Project

The degree program is designated as a MSU Plan B (non-thesis) Professional Science Master's Program. The program incorporates a significant final project that will be submitted as a written report on a relevant food safety topic or concern.


The final project consists of two courses:

  1. VM 830 Food Safety Research Methods covers the design and proposal.
  2. VM 815 Applied Project is the composition of the final paper.


    There are four categories of Applied Projects:

    Click a category to see summaries of previous applied projects.



    • Projects must be approved by the student's assigned primary advisor.
    • Topics should ideally relate and directly support the student's professional work.