Gastronomy, Culinary Arts, and Wine Studies at Metropolitan College

For over 20 years, BU has offered a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach to food studies combined with exceptional hands-on learning. Choose your path to culinary success with the educational programs founded by famed chefs Jacques Pépin and Julia Child.

The Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy

Explore the role of food from a variety of perspectives with this unique, multi-disciplinary program:

  • Gain the scholarly insight necessary to tackle today’s complex food issues.
  • Develop a holistic view of food, food science, and nutrition with opportunities for hands-on culinary exploration.
  • Specialize in Business, Communications, Food Policy, or History & Culture.

The Food Studies Graduate Certificate

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Food Studies are able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to critically analyze current and foundational issues in food studies and food systems.
  • Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative methodologies for interdisciplinary food studies research.
  • Competence in the written and oral presentation of complex ideas and arguments in scholarly and professional contexts.

The Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts

This intensive, semester-long program provides a solid foundation in culinary techniques:

  • Learn directly from respected chefs and food industry experts in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Master classic French and modern culinary skills.
  • Prepare for a variety of food-related careers.

Certificates in Wine Studies

Pursue up to four levels of certification, from fundamentals to mastery:

  • Study with expert instructors, including two Masters of Wine (MW).
  • Boost your career, prepare for the wine trade, or just increase your knowledge and appreciation.
  • Enjoy a convenient evening schedule.

Credits earned in MET’s Food Studies certificate programs can be applied toward the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy.


Metropolitan College

One of Boston University's 17 schools and colleges, Metropolitan College offers more than 70 part-time and full-time degree and certificate programs in the evening, online, and in blended formats.

Accredited bythe New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Metropolitan College, as part of Boston University, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.