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.
Curriculum and degree requirements
Capstone projects and careers
Program faculty and students
Tuition and Financial Aid
Learn more about program tuition, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities here.
The application due date for the Food Systems and Society MS program at OHSU has been extended to August 2020 (specific date coming soon) in order to provide applicants with as much time to complete applications as is possible during this uncertain time.
We will begin reviewing applications on March 30, 2020, and will continue to review applications as we receive them. Applicants will be invited to interview and notified of admission on a rolling basis through August. Fall courses begin September 28, 2020.
Please follow the links below to learn more about the admissions requirements, application information, and about financing your degree.
Online Information Sessions
Our prospective student online information sessions for the current application cycle will be held on the following dates:
- Tuesday, April 14, 12-12:30pm PDT
- Tuesday, May 5, 12-12:30pm PDT
- Tuesday, May 26, 12-12:30pm PDT
- Tuesday, June 16, 12-12:30pm PDT
These sessions provide a brief introduction to the program, but reserve the majority of the time for participant questions. RSVP is not required, but you can send us your questions ahead of time if you wish by completing this contact form (same as the one linked above).
FSS Program Flier
Feel free to download, print, and distribute the FSS program flier with other people you think might be interested in learning more.