Certificate Program Overview

Gain advanced-level knowledge of manufacturing, regulations, innovation, and best practices in the Food Industry.


Why a Rutgers Global Food Continuing Education Continuing Education Certificate?
A Rutgers Global Food Continuing Education Certificate is the only program fully online with graduate-level courses. Explore leading-edge insight and secure your pathway to a professional graduate degree.

Immediate Return on Investment (ROI)
Gain advanced skills and real-world applications that can immediately be applied in the workplace.

Professional Instructors
Learn from recognized leaders in the field, including Rutgers faculty and industry professionals.

Better Job Opportunities
Employment for Food Scientists and Technologists is expected to grow 16% in the next decade.

Enrollment Pathways
In this 3-4 course program, choose from five certificates tailored to your own professional development.

How to Apply
Apply to a specific certificate by clicking on the option then choose the "Apply Now" button on that page.

Completion Options

  • Professional Education Certificate with a non-credit designation:
    • Earn Continuing Education Credits (CEC), a Certificate of Completion, and a Digital badge.
  • Professional Education Certificate for academic credits:
    • Earn Rutgers University graduate-level credits that can be transferred to a graduate degree program with an official Academic Transcript, a Certificate of Completion, and Digital badge. 

For more information, see details here.

Applicants should have a foundational knowledge (academic or experiential) of the Food Industry.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, preferably in the Food Science field or other relevant disciplines. Employment in the field is highly recommended.

Course Cost
The cost for the Professional Education Certificate non-credit pathway includes all fees.

The cost for the Professional Education Certificate academic credit pathway does not include all fees. This pathway does offer the option to transfer credits earned into an academic graduate-level course curriculum. For more information on cost/fees please go here.  Contact us if you are interested in the Certificate Program academic credit pathway.

Certificate Program Credit AmountContinuing Education CreditsTransferrable Academic Credits
9 Credit Certificate Program$7,200$8,100
12 Credit Certificate Program$9,600$10,800


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