Find your career path in food science and safety

Career Pathways in Food Production and Safety

Expand your role in an industry that affects the wellbeing of every life around the world. From the beginning of time, the production and safe distribution of food has been fundamental to survival.

From growing food, to making meats and produce safer to eat, to leading food-based research units, K-State's Olathe campus offers educational solutions that influence sectors of America's more than $1 trillion agriculture industry.

Career Pathways

Find the program that best fits your career aspirations in food systems by finishing this statement:

"My goal is to ____________ ."

Increase the availability and quality of food

M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems icon

Use a deep knowledge of agriculture and food systems to positively influence communities. The M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis in Urban Food Systems has you developing more nutritious produce with a longer shelf life and growing food in an urban setting.

Oversee and spur innovation

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Confidently lead a research team or unit. The Professional Science Master’s program, including the Professional Skills for STEM Practitioners graduate certificate, fuses advanced scientific knowledge with professional skills.

Protect human health

M.S. in Food Science icon

Prevent illnesses, long-term health problems and deaths by minimizing and stopping foodborne diseases and outbreaks. The M.S. in Food Science program combines multiple disciplines, skills and intersected with with the full spectrum of the food production cycle to create a safer food supply.

Enhance my professional opportunities

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Our range of professional development events encompasses leadership, business and presentation topics— all of which builds your knowledge and applicable skills, making you more effective in your organization.


Connect With Us

Our team caterers to working professionals and provides the support you need to ensure success in this next part of your journey.

Kimberly Ramacciotti

Kimberly Voight

Director of Student Services

Suzanne Lane

Suzanne Lane