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.
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.
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.
Grow your career and open up new opportunities with targeted online programs from the CIA’s Food Business School that give you deep knowledge and connections in Food Business, Sustainable Food Systems, and Wine and Beverage Management.
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.
Are you curious about what it’s really like to be a CIA student? We’ve got you covered. While you work on your application, connect with one of our dedicated student ambassadors. They can answer the questions you haven’t asked anyone else, share their own personal experiences, and give you expert and genuine advice—because they’ve gone through it, too. Find out what it means to be part of the CIA family. Connect with someone now or see more ambassadors here!