Applied Research 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:

  • Research Paper
  • Review of the Literature
  • Consultative Report
  • Curriculum/Training Development


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