In today’s restaurant world, a large percentage of profits is driven by wines and other beverages, and expertise in these areas is in high demand. Americans continue to pour money into savoring their favorite wines. According to Wines & Vines magazine, U.S. wine sales reached nearly $63 billion in 2017—the 25th consecutive year of growth.
There are plenty of reasons to advance your career through wine education, and The Culinary Institute of America—the leader in food and beverage education—is the best place to make it happen. Unique among wine programs, our Master of Professional Studies in Wine Management degree not only takes you from vine to crush and from barrel to bottle, it also emphasizes how wine makes its way to tables everywhere and goes beyond wine, exploring a variety of beverages and food pairings. Come to the CIA, and get ready to take your place as a leader in the world of wine.
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Wine experts are sought-after in high-end restaurants, hotels and resorts, wineries, retail, and media all over the world, in positions including:
With so many possibilities, our Career Services staff is ready to help you every step of the way. There’s no network like the CIA network, which includes some of the world’s most renowned culinary, beverage, and hospitality experts.
Our more than 50,000-strong CIA alumni are leading every segment of the food and beverage world. They’ve found success doing what they love. Now it’s your turn.
The 30-credit Master’s in Wine Management program curriculum includes the following courses:
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To enroll, you must meet the following requirements by the program start date:
In addition, you must complete a 300- to 500-word Statement of Purpose concerning your purpose for undertaking or continuing graduate study in wines and beverages, your reasons for wanting to study at The Culinary Institute of America, and your professional plans and career goals. You may also explain any special circumstances applicable to your background and elaborate on relevant academic and/or professional achievements.
How to Apply
The CIA is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. You’ll find that our costs are comparable to similar colleges, and more than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. Talk with us! Contact Student Financial and Registration Services at SFRS@culinary.edu or 845-451-1500.
The CIA participates in the Federal Graduate Direct Loan Program. Eligibility to borrow through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program will be determined once you have been accepted into the master’s program and have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan to help with any remaining expenses.
The college also accepts the Post-9/11 GI Bill and participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, making a CIA education very accessible to veterans who are eligible for these benefits.
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