Saint Joseph’s University’s Food Marketing MBA is designed for professionals in the industry seeking to grow as strategic leaders in the field.
Food Marketing MS
Saint Joseph’s University’s Master of Science in Food Marketing is designed for rising leaders in various food-related enterprises. You will expand your industry knowledge, grow as a critical-thinking leader and study trends in the food and beverage industry. You will learn from experts and a community of professionals in Philly’s only food marketing program.
The food marketing MS can be completed in 30 credits or 10 courses. The curriculum allows you to customize your study to your goals and interests. Students are joined by other professionals and accomplished faculty in dynamic and interactive classroom discussions. While other programs may favor a lecture-style format, food marketing courses are offered seminar-style, where students play an active role in the learning process.
Current undergraduate students can also start earning credits towards the food marketing MS, allowing them to earn a master's degree in just five years. Students interested in this 4+1 program must apply to the graduate program in their junior year and be conditionally accepted before they complete their bachelor's degree. Adult learners also have the opportunity to begin earning a master’s while completing their bachelor’s degree through the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program for Adult Learners.
What Sets Our Program Apart
The food marketing MS offers students the flexibility to choose the format that works best for their schedule and learning style. We offer both an online or on-campus format in this program. The on-campus courses are held on one Friday and one Saturday during the eight-week class, with the remainder of the work completed outside of the class. The online format meets virtually one night a week during the eight-week course with the remainder of the work to be completed on your own time. Work at your own pace by choosing one, two or three courses per term.
The food marketing MS is a stackable program, meaning if you successfully complete the food marketing certificate program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, you can take an additional 6 courses to receive your MS in food marketing. You must submit an application to matriculate into the food marketing MS program.
The food marketing program at Saint Joseph’s University has earned a reputation for excellence among industry stakeholders in academia, government and the private sector. A program with a 25+ year tradition, Saint Joseph’s University offers the only food marketing graduate program of its kind available through an AACSB-accredited business school. The curriculum is structured to remain topical and relevant to shifts and trends in the food and beverage industry. There are also a number of international learning opportunities, study tours and visiting lecturers available to students interested in expanding their global perspective.
As a student in the food marketing program at Saint Joseph’s, you will have access to special lectures and networking opportunities through Saint Joseph’s University’s Academy of Food Marketing.
What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Food Marketing?
By providing in-depth expertise across functional areas, Saint Joseph’s food marketing MS program is designed to prepare food and beverage industry professionals for senior management positions in the following:
- Global Marketing
Affordable tuition options start at $1,192 per credit.*
*This rate applies to all students accepted by Saint Joseph's University after June 1, 2023. Tuition and fee rates for students accepted prior to June 1, 2023, differ. Pricing does not include room and board, health insurance or any professional, clinical or transportation fees. Visit our Tuition & Fees page or contact us for more information.
Financial aid may be available to you to help offset the cost of your degree. Explore your options on our Financial Aid page.
Have you completed a year or more of service with a recognized service organization? You may be eligible for our mission discount.
Alumni of Saint Joseph's are eligible to receive 10% off the cost of this program through our alumni discount.
Check with your employer to see if they are an Edcor or a Bright Horizons EdAssist member, which may entitle you to a discount on graduate programs.
Note: discounts cannot be combined.
The Career Center at Saint Joseph's offers a host of resources including resume review, interview prep, on-campus career fairs and interviews, workshops and networking events.
SJU is a Yellow Ribbon School that accepts GI education benefits. Our Office of Veterans Service can help you access and understand your benefits.
Why Pursue a Food Marketing MS in Philadelphia?
Saint Joseph’s offers Philadelphia’s only food marketing program. The Philadelphia area is home to many food industry corporations and organizations, offering graduates an opportunity to create connections and find new job opportunities in the food industry.
To be considered for admission you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have earned an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Apply online.
- Submit official college transcripts from all colleges attended.
- Submit a personal statement.
- Submit resume.
- Submit two letters of recommendation.
Visit our Graduate Admission Information page to learn more about admission requirements, key deadlines, additional requirements for international students and how to submit your application.
Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. New students may enroll in courses during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
- Fall: August
- Spring: January
- Summer: May
If you’re applying as an international student, you must provide proof of English Language Proficiency and Certification of Finances along with your application. Check the graduate admission page for additional requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
The MS will allow students to jump into more specialized, industry-focused courses. The MBA will focus on a mix of business core classes followed by a selection of industry-focused courses. Students enrolling in the Food Marketing MBA will be required to take five online, asynchronous foundation courses that are designed to ensure that all students in the program have the common body of knowledge necessary for advanced study in business.
Yes, GMAT scores are required. However, students may get scores waived based on undergraduate academic excellence.
The median salary for a Marketing Manager with a master's degree in the food and beverage industry is $110,310 - $118,744.