Explore MSU Law's Global Food Law Program

Established in 2011, the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Law’s Global Food Law Program continues the land-grant tradition of cross and interdisciplinary education to prepare leaders to solve complex, practical problems related to the regulation of food. Our program is designed for students who want to take part in learning the laws of food safety policy and effectively making decisions that affect food regulation across countries.

MSU is one of the country’s premier land grant universities and also one of the top 100 research universities in the world. The Global Food Law online masters program calls upon the expertise of its food-centered partners and colleagues to deliver a program focused on the practice of law and policy, specifically in food regulation. The online program is designed for professionals working in the food and agriculture industries, food safety, law, government, and other areas involving international food law. We offer this program in an online platform to accommodate those professionals who are working towards excelling their careers while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The Global Food Law Program at MSU College of Law’s mission is to:

  • Provide students with knowledge they can be applied immediately to influence food safety policy, interpret international laws and regulations, and bridge the gap between regulators and industry.
  • Ensure students understand the legal complexities of food laws and regulations, and their impact on the flow of food and agricultural products across national boundaries.
  • Apply sound science and food law to the work of solving complex, practical problems related to the regulation of food.