CIA Food Studies and Sustainability Programs

  • Lead the Food World into the Future

    You can make a difference in the world through your love for food. As the food world evolves, we need people who understand how sustainability, planetary health, policy, ethics, and diversity are directly connected to our food systems. The world—and the food industry—is looking for the next generation of leaders to bring reform, influence mindsets, and lead us into a sustainable future. No other college gives you the culinary lens offered by the CIA—a unique and invaluable perspective to have while working with those who grow, distribute, prepare, serve, and impact the broader community through food. Turn your passion into action with the CIA.

    Bachelor’s in Applied Food Studies - CIA Farm

    Bachelor’s in Applied Food Studies

    A forward-thinking program that will give you applicable real world-experience—paid internships, travel abroad experiences, hands-on field work—and theoretical know-how in a broad range of topics essential to our modern food world, from food policy understanding to plant-forward concepts to food ethics.

    Master’s in Sustainable Food Systems

    Master’s in Sustainable Food Systems

    The only graduate-level program exploring sustainability issues from a culinary lens, and only offered from the CIA’s Food Business School. Featuring a primarily online format designed for working professionals who want to help solve the complex social, environment, and economic factors shaping the world’s current food systems while advancing their career.

  • Have Prior Work Experience? Go Turbo!

    Earn your CIA degree in as little as 15 months with this accelerated degree program option. Learn more >
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    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • Dr. Maureen Costura, CIA Assistant Professor—Liberal Arts, CIA applied food studies

    Faculty Spotlight

    Dr. Maureen Costura
    Professor—Liberal Arts
    Learn more about Dr. Maureen Costura, faculty member at CIA.
    David Flynn, CIA Associate Professor—Liberal Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    David Flynn
    Associate Professor—Liberal Arts
    MIA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, NYC. BA, Hunter College, City University of New York, NYC.
  • Our faculty literally wrote many of the definitive culinary books that other colleges teach from—including, The Professional Chef.
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