The M.S. in Food Systems and Society at OHSU combines in-person and online learning about food systems and social change. Our cohort-based structure combines online courses with short on-campus courses in Portland, Oregon. You are able to maintain your work and life commitments, while engaging and collaborating in person with inspired, motivated peers and other food system leaders.
OHSU’s food systems and society curriculum integrates lived experience and academic scholarship by examining concepts, perspectives, and strategies relevant to social change in the food system. Through lenses of class, gender, and race-ethnicity, you will analyze how social conditions in the food system developed. You will also study how they are addressed, perceived, and portrayed. Students make an impact in their studies by contributing new knowledge to food systems equity and social change through a capstone project.
Hybrid format: online courses with in-person intensive sessions
The OHSU Food Systems and Society program is offered in an accessible, online format, complemented by two short campus sessions per year. This hybrid modality enables you to participate in the program while maintaining personal and professional commitments in your place of residence. Each fall and spring, you will spend time on our Portland campus collaborating with fellow students and faculty and engaging with thought leaders in the field. Part-time degree completion options are also available.
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Capstone projects and careers
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Tuition and Financial Aid
Learn more about program tuition, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities here.
Important Dates for Fall 2021 Admission
Our application opens December 1, 2020 (see "Admissions" link below for more information). We will interview applicants as we receive applications and will send out early decision notices after February 1, 2021. We will continue to accept applications until August 15, 2021, though we encourage people to apply earlier. If you are thinking of applying, we encourage you to reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow the links below to learn more about the admissions requirements, application information, and about financing your degree.
Online Information Sessions
Please join us our online information sessions for our Fall 2021 cohort!
- January 19, 2021 - 12-12:30pm Pacific - Click here to join the videoconference (Meeting ID: 741 0702 5729; Passcode: P6eMi2)
- February 2, 2021 - 12-12:30pm Pacific - Click here to join the videoconference (Meeting ID: 755 8339 2975; Passcode: 5J4Q8K)
- February 16, 2021 - 12-12:30pm Pacific - Click here to join the videoconference (Meeting ID: 788 3751 7339; Passcode: s73PQe)
- March 2, 2021 - 12-12:30pm Pacific - Click here to join the videoconference (Meeting ID: 759 4774 8287; Passcode: Hgb0Pm)
FSS Program Flier
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