The Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) is 36 credits in length.
The Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems is an experience that combines a vibrant online learning environment with the skills, support, knowledge, and networks to help students become leaders. In the movements to establish food justice, strong regional food economies, sustainable diets, restorative agroecological approaches to food production, and food policy, students will influence sustainable food systems change across sectors. Designed to be completed in one year (full time) or two years (part time), the program centers equity and knowledge diversity. All students complete a final Capstone project.
Recognizing the complex role food systems play in transformative change, the MSFS program offers optional concentrations in Sustainable Diets and Biodiversity, Food Justice, and Food Entrepreneurship. Students who wish to complete the MSFS program with a concentration will take 27 credit hours of core courses and select nine credit hours of specialized courses for their electives. Note: Students using Veterans Administration (VA) benefits may not pursue individualized concentrations or emphases options and must choose from prescribed concentration or emphasis titles approved by the Arizona State Approving Agency.
Primary Objective: The M.S. in Sustainable Food Systems at Prescott College supports students as leaders, learners, and changemakers. With a commitment to peer-learning, equity, inclusion, and diverse ways of knowing, the program centers complexity thinking, interdisciplinary perspectives, robust scholarship, and bioregional engagement as foundations for facilitating sustainable food systems change.
1. Recognize sustainable food systems as a complex system with historical and bioregional perspectives.
2. Identify agroecological approaches to food production and ecosystem services.
3. Characterize and analyze elements that constitute a food system.
4. Recognize challenges and identify opportunities for supporting sustainable food systems and policy change.
5. Develop ideological positions and inclusive strategies for sustainable food systems.
- 36 Credits
- Online Orientation