University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

Degree Title: Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Food Safety Risk Analysis
College: University of Maryland, College Park
Degree Level: Certificate
Accreditation: The University of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Requirements: Applicants must have bachelorís degree and a 3.0 GPA cumulative average. Official undergraduate transcripts from all colleges attended must be provided.
Program Desc: While risk analysis has been used for hundreds of years in the insurance industry and engineering fields, its application to food production and distribution is a recent phenomenon. Few food science academic programs include risk analysis in their curricula. The new Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Food Safety Risk Analysis from the University of Maryland is one of the few such programs in the U.S. Offered by the University of Marylandís Office of Professional Studies, in conjunction with the Department of Nutrition & Food Science and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), the Graduate Certificate can be completed entirely online in only one year. Through a series of four 10-week online courses, students will be instructed in the three basic components of risk analysis: 1) risk management, 2) risk communication, and 3) risk assessments as they apply to food processing systems.
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