Earn an M.S. in Food Systems and Society (online) from Marylhurst
Are you inspired to solve food system challenges on an individual or global scale? The Master of Science (M.S.) in Food Systems and Society program at Marylhurst University is an online graduate degree focused on the advancement of equitable food systems through analysis and inquiry.
Food systems are the heart of our societies, providing basic human needs, livelihoods and social connection. In connecting culture, politics, environment, health and economy, contemporary food systems both embody and reveal social problems and possibilities.
Never before have we faced the scope of issues we confront today, and never before have there been so many inspiring people, ideas and organizations working towards social justice and social change in the food system.
In this two-year master’s program, you will focus on food systems and social change using inquiry, experience and reflection to study fundamental challenges and approaches involved in developing more equitable and sustainable food systems.
NEXT OPPORTUNITY TO START
- Fall Term 2018 – Classes begin September 24
- Application priority date: January 31, 2018
- Apply early to reserve your spot
Low Residency, Online Format
Online: Engage with faculty and peers in collaborative online classrooms throughout the year.
Residency: Attend two 4-5 -day residencies as a community in the fall and spring of each year.
The Marylhurst Food Systems and Society program is offered in an accessible, online format mixed with short, weekend campus sessions. In the two year program, the majority of your courses are online. Each year in the fall and spring, you will spend one weekend on our beautiful campus networking and collaborating with fellow students and faculty. These weekend sessions offer in-depth dives into course content and scholarly research. They also offer you the opportunity to form career networks and partnerships with thought leaders within the food systems community.
Food Systems Curriculum
Through online, interactive classes and two short residencies on-campus in Portland, you will engage in analysis and develop a thesis that address the magnitude of systems and challenges influencing the food system:
Food policy and politics
Food in culture
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