Our master's program in Food Studies prepares you for a wide range of careers in policy, advocacy, media, social and cultural analysis, academia, business, entrepreneurship, and research.

Join students from a wide variety of backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences who share your passion for food and scholarship.

  • Learn from the best. Our faculty, prominent leaders in their field, teach and mentor students, while actively conduct research to stay engaged.
  • Get insider access. Upon enrolling, you'll study with food professionals who serve as adjuncts and guest lecturers and are welcomed by food production companies, non-profit food organizations, publishers, PR and marketing firms, magazines, food distributors and producers, and educational institutions.
  • Be challenged. You'll learn experientially, taking core and specialization courses, as well as interdisciplinary electives within the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, Stern School of Business, Wagner School of Public Service, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, or Tisch School of the Arts.
  • Get ahead. We help you find internships in an array of employment sites and place you in positions where you can develop new skills and collaborate with potential employers.
  • Gain practical skills. The program places an emphasis on the development of critical thinking and research, which prepares you for situations you will encounter in the profession.

Options to Study Abroad

We offer several short-term graduate study abroad programs in France, Italy, Hong Kong, and Mexico during the summer and January intersession. Our new Global Track curriculum options make it easy for you to combine study in New York with one or more locations abroad.

Admissions and Financial Aid

The application deadline for fall admission is February 1.

Each year, we award $6 million in tuition scholarships to master’s students, which are determined by merit and financial need. These scholarships, combined with loans and student employment, help both full- and part-time students afford the cost of a graduate education. Applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who complete their Free Application for Student Aid on time will be considered for financial aid.

Related Programs at NYU Steinhardt

  • PhD in Food Studies

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