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    CIA Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs

  • Take Your Career to the Next Level

    Looking to expand your career options? Reset your goals? Gain more knowledge and skills? A great way to make it happen is with a master’s degree or certificate from the CIA. It’s certainly an attention-getter on your résumé, and that along with our industry-wide network could make all the difference in your career. Pick the best option for you—study food business online or learn wine management or study 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.



    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.



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    Student Spotlight

    Carolyn Kading
    Master of Professional Studies in Food Business
    “The program’s design around the business aspect of food really drew me in because, while I love to cook, I knew I didn’t want to become a professional chef. I like the strategy, operations, and creativity of running a food business.”
    Caroline Lynch, accelerated culinary arts certificate alum, now designer culinologist/food scientist

    Alumni Spotlight

    Caroline Lynch Gador '08
    Senior Manager, Research and Innovation, Danone
    “I know for a fact that my CIA education has gotten me to where I am today.”
  • “Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has the Institute.”
    — Craig Claiborne, Celebrated Author and Food Critic, The New York Times