CIA Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Accelerate Your Career

    Isn’t it time to build on your bachelor’s degree and increase your professional prospects? A master’s degree or certificate from the CIA, along with our vast and influential industry network, will make all the difference in your career. Study food business online, or learn wine management or culinary arts hands-on in the heart of the incredible Napa Valley.

    Master’s in Food Business—Online

    Master’s in Food Business—Online

    Develop the mindset, skill set, and tool set to launch your own food business or advance the company you work for, in this online graduate degree program pairing high-end business education with a food focus found only at the CIA.

    Master’s in Wine Management

    Master’s in Wine Management

    Master the entire lifecycle of the bottle in this unique program that explores the interplay between wine and food and includes the study of distilled spirits and other beverages as well, all in the ideal setting—the world-famous Napa Valley.

    Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program

    Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program

    Discover what goes on inside professional kitchens as you use new cooking techniques, fresh ingredients, and the latest technology—helping you gain the specialized skills you need to advance your career in the food world.

    New Master’s in Mediterranean Diet from the University of Barcelona, in partnership with the CIA

    The CIA has teamed up with the University of Barcelona to form the Torribera Mediterranean Center in Spain, offering two Mediterranean Diet-focused master’s degrees, beginning early 2020.
    Learn more and apply >

    Torribera Mediterranean Center in Barcelona, Spain

  • Jaime Lepe, CIA accelerated culinary arts program alumni, is catering manager for Mexico Lindo and Tropical Mexico.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jaime Lepe ’08
    Catering Manager, Mexico Lindo and Tropical Mexico
    Jaime Lepe, Jr. ’08 grew up in the restaurant business. “The cooks and waitresses were my day care. After my homework was done, I’d peel potatoes or shrimp to help out my dad. It’s a family-run business, with all of us invested and involved in its success.”
    Christie Dufault, CIA Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

    Faculty Spotlight

    Christie Dufault
    Professor—Wine and Beverage Studies
    Christie Dufault is a wine educator and sommelier who has served as wine director for some of the nation’s finest restaurants, including Gary Danko in San Francisco, where she was featured on the Food Network and earned the Grand Award from Wine Spectator.
  • Our public restaurants make it real—you prepare and serve meals to customers right on campus.
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