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    CIA Academic Programs By Degree

  • Choose the Degree that's Right for You

    Separate yourself from the crowd with a Culinary Institute of America degree. Whatever program you choose, you’ll receive a world-class education that gives you an edge when you enter the food business. Many employers look to the CIA first when hiring, so a CIA degree program will help move your résumé to the top of the pile. You’ll immerse yourself in hands-on learning, study the business of food, connect with valuable mentors, and explore concepts that will open a whole new world of opportunity for you.

  • Associate Degrees

    Associate Degrees

    Get the core culinary arts or baking and pastry arts knowledge and skills that are at the foundation of everything you’ll do at the CIA—and out in the food world.



    Bachelor’s Degrees

    Bachelor’s Degrees

    Go higher and deeper in the world of food business, hospitality, culinary science, or applied food studies with experiences, instruction, and curricula that prepare you to lead the industry and change the world.



    Master’s Degrees

    Online Master’s Degrees

    Grow your career and open up new opportunities with targeted online programs that give you exactly the right food business or wine and beverage know-how and connections.



    Certificate Program

    Certificate Program

    Gain hands-on culinary expertise in only 30 weeks. If you already have a hospitality or liberal arts bachelor’s, advance your career with the CIA’s Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate.



  • Concentrations and Travel Experiences

    You’re in control! Guide your education path with our diverse concentrations, and plan your itinerary to see the world through our study abroad travel programs. Learn More >

    Restaurants and Internships

    At the CIA, there are so many ways to hone your skills. On-campus public restaurants and semester-long internships give you the real-world experience you need. Learn More >

    Academic Calendars and Catalog

    You’ll find all the key dates, reminders, and important information to help you throughout your CIA experience, right here in our handy academic calendars and catalog. Learn More >