Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Urban Food Systems

Gain a systems-level understanding of urban food systems and the cultural, political, environmental and economic roles within them through this online, interdisciplinary program.

Urban food systems have increasing importance in the world. Our current food system has supported a fast-growing population, economic development and urbanization worldwide. The world population is projected to reach 9.8 billion in 2050 and 80% will be living in cities. Because of this, we must answer the question about how to feed cities in a just, sustainable and culturally appropriate manner when faced with looming climate change, widening inequality and worsening world hunger problems.

$598.50 per credit hour*
12 credit hours
Can be completed entirely online

*This estimate is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress.




Eleni Pliakoni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Urban Food Production and Postharvest Handling


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