Keep Our Food Safe

Are you involved in the process of getting a new food product on the shelves? Do you play a role in how foods are made, processed, marketed, or distributed to the public? Then you'll want the latest food regulatory training.

The right food regulatory affairs knowledge ensures that what we eat is safe and meets policy standards. Whether you work in the government or corporate sector, law, an international organization, or a small business, this certificate will prepare you to find solutions to modern food industry problems—and keep what we eat safe.

Why Choose Our Regulatory Affairs Certificate?

The Regulatory Affairs for Food Professionals Certificate is:

  • Career-boosting. Become a valuable team member by improving your company’s food product portfolio.
  • Timely. Learn the latest guidelines from expert faculty who are leaders in the field.
  • Accessible. Our fully online certificate is open to qualified applicants from around the world.
  • Relevant. Understand regulations at every step of a food product’s life from development to launch.

Stack Your Credentials

The Regulatory Affairs for Food Professionals certificate can be stacked with another graduate-level certificate to earn the Applied Sciences Leadership master's. You can earn one, two, or all three credentials. Watch the video to learn more.

Elective Certificate plus


Regulatory Affairs for Food Professionals Certificate, Poultry Health Certificate, or Self-Designed Track

Six Elective Credits equals


Six Synthesizing Credits 


Regulatory Affairs for Food Professionals faculty are experienced leaders in scientific and management fields.

Meet the Faculty

Admissions Advising

Program advisor Steve Wicks is happy to answer your questions about the Regulatory Affairs program and the application process.


Or you can give Steve a call at 612-301-6127.

Do you have a more detailed question or want to tell us a little bit about yourself before the meeting? Fill out this brief questionnaire.


Fall Application Deadline: April 15
Spring Application Deadline: October 15

We strive to be fair in the admissions process. Our program thrives when we have students from different backgrounds and cultural experiences. The admissions committee completes a holistic review of all required application materials to ensure that you will be successful in the program. We do not require standardized test scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

You will receive an admission decision four to six weeks after the application deadline. Learn more about the application process in the video below. If you have questions about the admission requirements, would like advice on how to put together application materials, or missed the application deadline, please contact admissions advisor Steve Wicks.

Read transcript here.

Admission Requirements

We welcome applications from students who have:

  • bachelor's degree in the broader science disciplines from an accredited post-secondary US institution or its international equivalent
  • an undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00*

* If you have a GPA lower than 3.00, please include an explanation in the extenuating circumstances part of your professional statement.

Application Checklist

  • An online application
  • A professional statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • College transcripts
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • An application fee

Ready to take the next step?

International Students

Visit our Graduate Admissions page for details on English proficiency requirements.

Please note that because this program is delivered online, the University of Minnesota cannot grant Regulatory Affairs certificate students a student visa. International students should contact the International Student and Scholar Services for further information.

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