MSU Offers Online Food Safety Short Courses

MSU Offers Online Food Safety Short Courses

The courses are taught at the graduate level and students earn a Certificate of Participation.

April 15, 2019

Michigan State University’ Online Food Safety Program offers non-credit professional short courses for anyone interested in learning about a new topic or in need of a refresher. Taught at the graduate level with material provided, students earn a Certificate of Participation at the end of each course. Those who complete the course with a score of 90% or higher earn a Certificate of Mastery.

Courses include Beverage Safety, PCQI Human Food (with FSPCA Certificate), Pet Food Safety, Food Allergens, Dairy Safety, Meat Safety, and new courses added regularly.

For all courses:

  • There are no prerequisites or degrees for these short courses.
  • Hosted on MSU’s online learning platform D2L (Desire2Learn).
  • Completion time recommended is 5 weeks (up to 12 weeks if needed).
  • 30 - 35 hours of study time suggested for successful completion.

Each course is $450, except each PCQI course is $850 (includes certification fee). After you register, you can expect an email within one to two business days with instructions on how to create and activate a MSU Community ID.

For more information on non-credit courses email Megan Patrick at