University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Food Safety and Quality Assurance (GDip)

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Degree:Post-diploma; Distance
Field of Study:Agricultural and Food Products Processing
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,378

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.


The Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) program provides advanced, career-oriented education and training for university graduates in flexible options of study. FSQA graduates work in industry and government positions, applying knowledge of total-quality management, food safety management systems, risk analysis, detection, epidemiology and control of foodborne pathogens, food policy development and Canadian and international food law.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • A BSc honours degree with courses in food science, nutrition, public health or other related fields. Applicants with a Bachelor of Technology, Engineering in food science or a degree in veterinary medicine may also be accepted.
  • The FSQA graduate level courses require a background in food science or a closely related field.
  • Distance education applicants must submit a letter of support from an individual (such as an employer) in an organization indicating a willingness to oversee the applicant’s workplace project, should they be accepted.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 13, 2022