Our master's and doctoral programs in Food Studies prepare you for a wide range of careers related to the role
of food, nutrition, and health in modern society, culture, and business.M.A. in Food Studies
college graduates from a wide variety of backgrounds in the sciences,
social sciences, and humanities who share your passion for food and
Ph.D. in Food Studies
- Pursue an interdisciplinary course of study
with elective courses offered by the department and other programs
within the Steinhardt School, along with NYU’s Stern School of
Business, the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, Graduate
School of Arts and Sciences, and Tisch School of the Arts.
- The Food Culture concentration
examines the social, economic, cultural, and psychological factors that
have influenced food consumption practices and patterns in the past and
present. Students research historical, sociological and anthropological
aspects of food.
- The Food Systems concentration explores
food systems, tracing commodities and agricultural concerns from
production through consumption. It emphasizes international, national,
and local food systems, where students explore environmental, ethical,
and economic factors in food production and distribution.
internships and obtain positions in leading food production companies,
non-profit food organizations, publishers, public relations and
marketing firms, magazines, food distributors, food producers and
educational institutions.M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics
- Conduct specialized research and complete a theoretically grounded dissertation related to your individual area of interest.
- Design your own course of study in close consultation with an advisor.
- Pursue teaching and research careers at the college and university level, as well as in institutions outside the academy.
Study Abroad Opportunities
a global perspective through our popular Italian Cuisine and the
Mediterranean Diet summer study abroad program in Tuscany, or our January Global Food Cultures course in Hong Kong/China or Puebla, Mexico.
materials are due February 1 (Fall/Summer matriculation) or November 1 (Spring
matriculation) for our master's program, and December 15 (Fall
matriculation only) for doctoral study.
Be the future. Be NYU Steinhardt.