University of Vermont Food Systems Graduate Program (MS, PhD) Claimed

UVM's Graduate Program in Food Systems cultivates students to be adaptable problem solvers and systems thinkers.

109 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, Chittenden County 05405, United States

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UVM's Graduate Program in Food Systems cultivates students to be adaptable problem solvers and systems thinkers.

Food Systems
Doctoral DegreeMasters Degree
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Our curriculum is designed to inspire and motivate students through a diversity of research methods, transdisciplinary and systems thinking approaches and forms of community engagement. Students have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with community partners on a variety of food systems problems and solutions
  • Engage in experiential education from farm-to-plate, in the field and in the laboratory
  • Integrate ideas and information to understand and address food systems issues


Program Funding:

MS - Apply to become a Food Systems Innovation Fellow. Details here
When resources allow, we provide temporary research and instructional assistant positions.  Students are notified about these opportunities when they are announced.

Are you a permanent resident of one of the New England States?  If so, learn more about how you can apply for a reduced tuition rate to pursue an MS in Food Systems.  New England Board of Higher Education RSP Tuition Break


PhD -  Our program does not provide funding for all students in the same manner. Rather funding decisions are made on a case-by-case basis. All accepted students will be offered tuition and stipend for a minimum of two years. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems in collaboration with the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). The Lyson Center is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).


Contact Duncan Hilchey with any questions or comments.