Dr. Sean Gillon, food systems and society faculty, co-authored an article on developing food systems curricula published in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems in May 2014.
MS in Food Systems & Society
Minimum of 48 quarter credits
Foundation Courses - 15 credits
Program Intensive Courses - 12 credits
There are four required on-campus intensive sessions that take place in the fall and spring terms of each year. Lasting up to five days, each of the intensives are designed to build a collegial and convivial scholar-practitioner community. Intensives will include lectures, discussions, field trips, and collaborative activities focused on food systems and social change. Students will reflect on their experiences and program coursework to increase our shared understanding of how to improve food system equity.
Thesis - 12 credits
In these courses, students will discuss contemporary issues in food systems in the
context of their required thesis. Each student will develop and produce a publication-
or presentation-quality thesis to complete the degree. They will engage with a subject
or topic meaningful to them and relevant to social change in the food system. Topics
will be developed in consultation with and approved by a faculty adviser. Each student
will interact with all the elements of
the research process including research question, problem statement, literature review, methodology, analysis and recommendations.
Electives - 9 credits
Topics in Food Systems & Society
Related courses with adviser approval
Please see the current Marylhurst University catalog for complete information.