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Cal Poly Seeks Applicants for 1-Year Masters Program

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cal Poly seeks a few more applicants for the Fall 2017 class of our Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program. 

The MPS program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the international dairy foods industry. 


This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in: 

  • Dairy Chemistry
  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Food Safety
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Plant Management
  • Project Management
  • Leadership
  • Sustainable Operations
  • Other areas critical to effective dairy plant management

Students complete nine months of coursework, on campus in San Luis Obispo, followed be a three-month, paid internship with one of our industry partners. 

High salaries. High Placement.

Our graduates have tremendous career opportunities with some of America's top businesses - Fortune 500 companies like Land O Lakes, Kraft, Dean Foods, and Starbucks, as well as large private companies and Co-ops, such as Leprino Foods, Tillamook, DFA, and Schreiber Foods. These employers are hungry for our graduates and are highly involved in the success and delivery of our program. Starting salaries for our graduates average $70,000 - $75,000. Engineers often start even higher.

For more information, visit the program website at mpsdairy.calpoly.edu

Apply Now.

We are accepting applications until April 1. We utilize a rolling admissions process, so we can provide you with an admit decision within about 30 days of submitting your application materials. To learn more about applying, visit http://mpsdairy.calpoly.edu/application-process.


Please call, text, or email me anytime with questions at (970) 215-3459 or tjohns47@calpoly.edu.

Thomas W. Johnson, Program Manager

Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0442
(970) 215-3459

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