Online Education in Food Laws and Regulations
The Institute for Food Laws and Regulations (IFLR) at Michigan State University offers food law courses taught online by an international network of food science, academic, and legal professionals, who understand the complex nature of food laws and how they impact the flow of food and agricultural products across national boundaries.
Our graduate-level courses are fully accredited and are designed for food industry professionals and regulators. Students may take as few or as many courses as they desire. Students may earn a "Certificate in International Food Law" or "Certificate in United States Food Law" after completing twelve qualifying credits (usually four courses).
Enrollment is fast and easy through MSU Lifelong Education. MSU’s Lifelong Education Program requires no application fee, no college transcripts, and no entrance exam.
A typical course will detail the food regulation practices of a specific subject area such as Codex Alimentarius, or provide a detailed examination of the food laws and regulatory practices of a specific country or region such as the United States, European Union, Latin America, Canada, and Asia.
You may work toward a Master of Laws (LL.M.) or a Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) degree in Global Food Law. The LL.M. degree is designed for lawyers and the M.J. degree is designed for other professionals working in the food and agriculture industries, food safety, law, government, and other areas involving international food law.
Published on June 2, 2020
You did it! You completed this semester under unprecedented conditions. Please see this 3 minute message of appreciation from the team at IFLR.
Published on April 20, 2020
Join MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations as the lead instructor for the Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union course, offered every fall semester.
Published on April 17, 2020
Learn in depth with an international team of experts on food laws and regulations in China. Join other food industry professionals as you pursue graduate training online, on your own schedule this summer.
Published on February 12, 2020
MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations will host three panel discussions at IFT's Annual Event and Food Expo this July.
May 1, 2020 – September 4, 2020 EST
Fall enrollment period begins on April 17 and is open until the first week of class, which begins on September 2, 2020.
July 13, 2020 – July 15, 2020 online
Kris DeAngelo and colleagues will have an virtual on-demand session at IFT20: "What's in a Name? The Rules and Regulations Surrounding Labeling Foods." Learn more at https://ift20.mapyourshow.com/8_0/sessions/session-details.cfm?ScheduleID=2383