Master of Science in Food Systems and Society
OHSU’s food systems 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, students analyze how social conditions in the food system developed. Students 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.
The OHSU Food Systems and Society program is offered in an accessible, online format, complemented by two short campus sessions per year. The low-residency modality enables students to participate in the program while maintaining personal and professional commitments in their place of residence. Each fall and spring, students spend time on our Portland campus collaborating with fellow students and faculty and engaging with thought leaders in the field.
The MS in Food Systems and Society, developed at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon is in transition to OHSU. We are teaching courses for currently enrolled students and are applying for program approval through OHSU and reaccreditation through NWCCU. For more information contact the FSS Program Coordinator, Zoe Speidel.