Graduate Programs

Anthropology Graduate Programs

Graduate programs in anthropology that have a focus on food issues are relatively few. Many universities have individual faculty with interests in food, so check the faculty listings carefully.

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Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Anthropology Department

Graduate Program in Anthropology of Food

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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

SOAS at the University of London has a MA in the Anthropology of Food

MA Anthropology of Food

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Food Studies Graduate Programs

In addition to anthropology graduate programs, there are also opportunities for graduate study in Food Studies. Food Studies programs are quite diverse and offer opportunities to study food and/or nutrition from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

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New York University

NYU has a variety of graduate programs related to food studies, nutrition, and public health Master’s programs: Clinical Nutrition, Community Public Health, Food Studies, or Food Management PhD programs: The Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health offers three interdisciplinary programs of advanced study: Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Studies and Food Management, and Public Health.

Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health

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Boston University

Founded by Julia Child and Jacques Pepin, this Masters program has a strong Liberal Arts core and offers four concentrations: History and Culture; Communications; Food Policy; Business and Entrepreneurship. SAFN members, Rachel Black, Carole Counihan and Ellen Messer, regularly teach courses in this program. BU Gastronomy offers a number of food-related anthropology courses, such as: Anthropology of Food; Food Ethnography; Food Policy and Culture; Food Activism; Alcohol and Culture.

Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy

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Chatham University

“The Masters of Arts in Food Studies emphasizes a holistic approach to food systems, from agriculture and food production to cuisines and consumption, providing intellectual and practical experience from field to table.”

Master of Arts in Food Studies

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University of Gastronomic Sciences

Master in Food Culture

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The University of Adelaide

 
 
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Oxford Brookes University

Master in Food, Wine and Culture

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University of Vermont

Food Systems Graduate Program

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Green Mountain College

Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems

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Oregon State University

Oregon State University’s Food in Culture and Social Justice Program aims to give students a holistic background in the study of food and culture and tools to help construct socially just food systems.

Graduate Minor in Food in Culture and Social Justice

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