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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—earn your master’s degree through our online programs in food business or wine, or study culinary arts hands-on in the heart of the incredible Napa Valley.


    Master’s in Food Business

    Master’s in Food Business

    CIA’s unique online curriculum will help you develop the mindset, skill set, and tool set to launch your own food business or advance the company you work for. Our graduate degree program pairs high-end business education with a food focus found only at the CIA.



    Master’s in Wine and Beverage Management

    Master’s in Wine and Beverage Management

    NOW ONLINE FOR FALL 2021! Now with the flexibility of online learning—this program is perfect for the busy business professional looking to develop a career in the growing wine and beverage industry. You’ll master the entire lifecycle of the bottle, explore the interplay between wine and food, and expand your expertise in the global wine and beverage business.



    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.



  • Image of Carolyn Kading, CIA food business masters student

    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.”
    Christie Dufault, CIA Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

    Faculty Spotlight

    Christie Dufault
    Professor—Wine and Beverage Studies
    Learn more about Christie Dufault, faculty member at the CIA.
  • “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