How to Enroll



Online International Food Law Courses

Full Semester Three (3) Credits Courses

NEW Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Major Rules
Three Online FSMA Courses

Three (3) Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) courses are offered completely online using MSU‘s Desire2Learn (“D2L”) course management system. 

These FSMA courses provide food industry and regulatory professionals with a legal perspective on the FDA FSMA Rules. Topics to be covered include the history, law, policy, and legal application of the FSMA Rules. The goal of these short courses is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to: (1) analyze current and future FDA guidance documents; (2) better predict legal risks associated with food law litigation; and (3) evaluate the limitations of FDA’s authority under FSMA.   These courses are geared towards regulatory professionals and are not the certified training for the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) as required by the FDA.

These courses are taught in a series of lessons called “modules”. Each module lasts one week.  A new module will be uploaded each week.  Students will have one week to read the materials and complete the assignments.   Once uploaded, the module will remain online throughout the duration of the individual course so students can always go back to review the lesson.   Students from the food industry, food law, attorneys, food safety, quality control, food science, agriculture, etc., are welcome to participate.  Students not enrolled in a degree program at MSU, may enroll through the MSU Lifelong Education Program.

College Course Credits

The college credits received per international food law course are fully accredited through Michigan State University. Up to nine (9) credits with a minimum grade of 3.0 received through the MSU Lifelong Education Program may be transferred to a graduate program.

Auditing A Course For No College Credits

Students who wish to audit a course must notify the Registrar at the time of enrolling or by the end of the first week of the full semester courses and by the second day of the short courses. You will have access to the course materials and pay the same tuition, however, you will not be required to do the assignments, will not receive college credits, and will not be eligible for the International Food Laws Distance Education Certificate.  Auditing a course.   If you are considering auditing the course, you may want to consider taking the course as a Workshop instead. (Enrollment for a course as a Workshop is separate from the normal MSU enrollment:  See Workshop enrollment)

Module Topics Sample Listing

Module Listing Sample SS17, US17, FS17 - Full Semester Courses
FSMA Courses Module Listing Sample SS17, US17, FS17

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ 


Semester Dates

Semester Start Date End Date Detail
Fall Semester 2016 Aug. 31, 2016 Dec. 16, 2016 Full Semester
Spring Semester 2017 Jan. 9, 2016 May 5, 2017 Full Semester
Summer Semester 2017 May 15, 2017 Aug. 17, 2017 Full Semester

Course Schedule by Semester


Job Categories

People who take our courses and workshops, Job categories example.

* APPLY ONLINE FOR ENROLLMENT *                            

* Enrolling Through the MSU Lifelong Education Program *
(For all students who are not currently enrolled in a degree program at MSU)

We are now accepting enrollments for summer semester 2017.  Follow the procedures under:  Enrolling as a Lifelong Education Student at Michigan State University 
* Complete and submit the Application available at: Online Lifelong Education Program Application. 
* Be sure to select Lifelong NOT “Freshman, Transfer, Graduate or Graduate Certificate”. 
Answer “No” to the question, “Do you plan to use any courses to renew or upgrade a valid or expired teaching certificate?” 
[Note: if the system asks for credit card information to charge an admission fee, you are in the wrong enrollment location.] 

* Please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your applicant number, which you will receive once you have submitted your application, and identify which course and which semester you are registering for as we must do an override for all enrollments. 

Application Form Examples:  
You must complete the Application directly online as instructed above. 
Below are examples of the information needed to complete the online applications.

Application form example:  United States Citizens & Permanent Residents 

Application form example:  International Students 

Returning MSU Food Law Students 

Please complete the  Add_Course_-_Override_Form  and designate your course selection and fax it to our office. FAX: (517) 432-1492.  We must do an override for all of our international food law courses, so you need to send us an email or fax the Override Form.

Currently Enrolled MSU Students

Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at Michigan State University may register for these distance education courses through the online enrollment system.  Please also send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name of the course you are registering for as we must do an override for all enrollments.

Enrollment for MSU College of Law Students

MSU College of Law students must enroll directly through the Global Food Law Program at the MSU College of Law using its designated LAW course numbers.  For further information, please contact Leslie Johnson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


If you have any questions about on-line enrollment options or require further technical information, please phone the 24 Hour Help and Support line at: Toll Free:  (844) 678-6200 (North America and Hawaii) or Local: 432-6200 (area code 517).

Tuition for Spring and Summer Semesters 2017 and Fall 2018 for Lifelong Education Program Students


(Tuition is assessed on a
per credit-hour basis)

(Michigan Resident)

Non-Michigan Resident
(Out-State and International)

Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
 FS16, SS17, US17





1 Credit

$   698.50

$  895.25

2 Credits



3 Credits



Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters
FS17, SS18, US18
(For future planning)





1 Credit

$  726.50

$  931.00

2 Credits



3 Credits



For students already enrolled in a MSU undergraduate or graduate degree program at Michigan State University the particular tuition rate and fees for that program will apply. 

Veterans pay the same rate as domestic or Michigan residents. 

Students who are not enrolled in a degree program at Michigan State University join our courses through the MSU Lifelong Education Program,

MSU Lifelong Education Program students are not assessed the International Student Fee and are not assessed Student Taxes.

International Student Health Insurance Fee:  International students living within the United States are required to maintain a certain level of health insurance.  All international students are assessed an international student health insurance fee.  International students taking courses online who live outside the United States may request an automatic waiver of the international student health insurance fee without proof of health insurance from Elaine Smith .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Laurie Schlenke .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  International students living within the United States may request a waiver of the health insurance fee through the waiver system under their STUINFO account at under the “Other” tab “Insurance Waiver” by submitting their health insurance policy by the required date  providing it meets the requisite minimum coverage itemized at:   The waiver will show under “Account Detail” in STUINFO.


Electronic billing is the official means of generating tuition bills to all Michigan State University students. This means that paper bills will no longer be mailed. The electronic billing and payment system will automatically send an e-mail notification to the student’s MSU provided e-mail address when a bill is ready to be viewed online. Billing statements for spring semester 2017 will be available online through STUINFO beginning November 11th and thereafter the day after enrollment.  Students will have until December 9th (approximately two weeks) to make the initial tuition payment.

Please review the following documents for information on electronic billing and payment options


Further informtion on billing and payment services

Student Account Information

Third-party Tuition Payment / Third-party Invoice Authorization

If a student has a third-party sponsor, such as an employer and needs to have a tuition billed in the name of the employer instead of the student, please review the attachment for more information and the sample letter to submit (all others may grant guest access to employers or parents for payment of tuition):



MSU Online Library Access 

As a student of Michigan State University, you will have online access to the 14 MSU Libraries on campus.  A tremendous number of electronic resources (books, journals, magazines, etc.) are available over the Internet. When you have a moment, check  out the sample listing of ”Electronic Resources” and World Food Regulation Review.  Note:  Students enrolling in a course as a Workshop will have full access to course materials along with public resources available through the MSU Library Resources, however, they will not have access to any restricted resources through the MSU Libraries.  Once you are enrolled and before your course starts is the best time to check out these resources. As the term progresses, you will find yourself busier and may not have the time to learn how to access these valuable resources. 

IFT Food Expo 2017

If you are attending the Institute of Food Technologist’s (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo, June 25-28, 2017, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, please stop by to visit us at Booth 4362.

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if you have questions or require further information.

Mary Anne Verleger, Course Manager
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G. Malcolm Trout Food Science Building
469 Wilson Road, Suite 139
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1224
Telephone: 517/355-8295
Fax: 517/432-1492
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