Food Safety and Hygiene

SchoolSchool of Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Master of Public Health
DegreeM.Sc. (Master of Science).


Program Description:

The field of Food Hygiene and Safety is intended to provide safe and healthy food, from production to consumption, for community members, and prevent complications caused by food additives and industrial materials.

The overall goal of Food Safety and Hygiene is to enable the graduates to perform necessary tests, interpret their results, identify food hazards, and implement appropriate methods to prevent food borne illnesses; the graduates are armed with the knowledge and skills of adopting new effective methods to enhance the quality of food.



Expected Competencies at the End of the Program  

 General Competencies*

 Specific Competencies and Skills

At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills:

  • Instructing students of food science at bachelor level 
  • Dealing with issues and questions related to food safety hygiene 
  • Imparting scientific knowledge about the significance of food and hazards of unhealthy food to the society
  • Performing applied research on food safety and hygiene
  • Developing research projects to elevate nutrition standards
  • Cooperating with food quality control centers
  • Cooperating with national and international bodies to administer  programs on food safety and hygiene     




Admission Requirements

General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.

Specific Requiremetns: Holding a Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc.) in one of the fields of food science (nutritional science, food technology, with a focus on food quality control and hygiene), environmental health, public health, microbiology, and laboratory sciences; or having a general doctorate in medicine (MD), or a master degree in laboratory sciences  received in Iran or abroad

The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved related Degree program and should be proficient in English or Persian.

Admission Deadline

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.

Education Fees and Yearly Expenses

For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.

Duration: 2.5 years


Courses and number of credits:

Prerequisite courses:                4-6  credits

Special Courses:                          20 credits

Thesis:                                          6 credits

Program Curriculum

For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Food Safety and Hygiene

Contact Information:

In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of International representative of the Division of Food Safety and Hygiene, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences through the following:

Contact Person : Dr. Golam Reza Jahed Khaniki

Tel.:  (+98 21) 42933277

Email  :,

Address: Poorsina street, Division of Food Safety and Hygiene, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 168


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran

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