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Master of Arts in Food Studies in San Francisco

University of the Pacific is pleased to announce the first Food Studies master's degree program on the West Coast, a course of study designed for working professionals with a career or personal interest in food and the ways that people have grown, prepared and profited from it through history and across cultures.  The multidisciplinary program will prepare students for success in food-related professions, from food writing to food history, food advocacy, policymaking, sustainability, and business related fields.  The program will be offered at Pacific's new state-of-the-art campus in the SoMa (South of Market) district of San Francisco.  All classes take place in the evening.

"Congratulations to University of the Pacific and to Ken Albala for creating a master's program in Food Studies and welcome to the family of universities lucky enough to have such programs. When we at New York University started our Food Studies programs in 1996, we never dreamed we were starting an academic movement. I'm thrilled that a food historian of Ken's caliber and accomplishments is joining us. May Pacific's new master's program flourish!"

- Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor and past chair of NYU's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

*pending WASC approval

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About Food Studies

Learn more about Pacific's Food Studies program

Program Director and Faculty

Ken Albala is the Food Studies program director

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities in Food Studies


Degree options and curriculum for the Food Studies program

Financial Assistance

Financial information and resources


How to apply for the Food Studies program

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for graduate programs in San Francisco