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Boston University’s Gastronomy Program offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to food studies which pairs opportunities for experiential learning in culinary arts laboratories, wine studies courses, and classroom lab activities with a core curriculum based in the liberal arts. Students in both the MA in Gastronomy and the Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program hone the critical and analytical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills necessary to tackle today’s complex food issues, and develop a deep understanding of food in the context of arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.

The interplay of research, reading, and writing about food, combined with the process of exploring food through the senses, gives the program exceptional depth. Students engage with distinguished scholars and academic departments across BU’s 16 schools and colleges, as well as with renowned visiting faculty and notable food industry professionals, developing the practical and theoretical expertise required for working in food-related industries, governance and non-profit organizations. Graduates of the program have established careers in fields such as food writing, publishing, public policy, food advocacy, food consulting, entrepreneurship, education, and academia.

Students include food industry professionals, community activists, career changers, and recent college graduates and most classes are offered in the evening to accommodate part-time study. Both the MA in Gastronomy and the  Food Studies Graduate Certificate may be completed entirely online, or on campus, or with a combination of on-campus and online coursework.

For information on the Gastronomy program, courses, and degree requirements, please visit the official web page. Want to stay even more connected? Follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like our Facebook page.

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Gastronomy Program Director | Megan J. Elias
Program Manager, Food Studies Programs | Catie Duckworth