Master's Degrees

One way to distinguish yourself academically and professionally is by earning both a Master's degree and a certificate in International Food Law. At Michigan State University you may pursue both a Master's and a certificate in International Food Law at the same time.

Online Master's Degrees in Global Food Law at MSU College of Law

IFLR is proud to partner with the Global Food Law Master's Degree Program at the MSU College of Law. Professor Neal Fortin is Director of both IFLR and the online Global Food Law programs.

  • All IFLR courses are cross-listed with the Global Food Law Master's Degree Program.
  • Students may apply to transfer up to nine credits earned in the IFLR certificate program, provided they earned a 3.0 or higher in each course they wish to transfer and earned them within the past five years.
  • Students who wish to pursue a master's degree may complete their fourth IFLR Certificate course while enrolled at the MSU College of Law.

Two master's degrees are offered in Global Food Law. The Master of Laws (LL.M.) program is for practicing attorneys and those who already hold a law degree. The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) program is for students who do not have a law degree. Please contact Leslie Johnson at leslie.johnson@law.msu.edu for more information.

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Combined MSU Master's Degrees & IFLR Certificate

Combined programs allow a number of credits from the IFLR certificate program to count toward elective credits in another MSU program. If you are considering a combined program, you need to apply and be accepted into your choice of master’s program. It is recommended that admission to the master’s program be obtained before accumulation of credits in either program. The following MSU graduate programs have recognized IFLR courses in the past:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Food Safety
  • Food Science
  • Packaging

Master of Science in Food Safety (Online)

Many students have earned an IFLR certificate while pursuing their Online Master of Science in Food Safety. This is a non-thesis professional master's program intended for mid-career/mid-management working professionals. Please visit their website or contact Peggy Trommater at 517-884-2083 or trommat2@msu.edu to learn more.