Food Safety & Security Graduate Concentration Track
The Food Security and Safety Graduate Concentration is aimed at local and international students with an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and with an interest in inter-disciplinary training in Food Security. This program will train students who seek jobs dealing with food security and safety in the public, private, and NGO sectors or in international development organizations, as well as students contemplating continuing on in academic research. The degree programs in Food Security will serve both Israeli and international students at both the master’s and doctoral levels. To ensure students from developing countries are able to participate in the program, fellowships for master’s and doctoral students will be awarded to the top candidates.
Admission of any student shall be determined in accordance with current policy of the Faculty, Department and / or School through which the student enrolled in the program, and under the terms of college admission. The Executive Committee of the Food Security program may restrict these requirements, but not loosen them.
Students will receive their graduate degree in an established program [e.g. Life Sciences (including Plant Sciences and Microbiology), Public Health (including Nutrition and Epidemiology), Law or Social Sciences (including Public Policy and Economics)]. Students will fulfill all course requirements of their host departments. The defining aspect of the academic program is that all students will learn a core group of program-specific courses that will grant them a Concentration in Food Security*. These courses, many of which will be given as part of the Summer Institute, that will ensure that all graduates have an understanding of the interdisciplinary aspects of food security and safety, including basic plant biology and genetics, global climate changes, international development and policy, public health and economics. The exact program of study will be decided jointly by the Executive Committee of the Program and the relevant committee in each Department
* Granting of degrees with the words “Food Security and Safety” on the diploma is contingent on approval by the Israeli Council of Higher Education. The bureaucracy of getting such approval will begin upon securing of funding. Until such approval, the Concentration will be offered, though without the specific “Food Security and Safety” degree.