Cheers To A New Career: You Can Now Get A Master’s Degree In Brewing Beer
When my youngest son was still in high school and looking at colleges, he and I took a road trip to the great state of Alabama where our first stop was a visit to Auburn University. We were both impressed. It’s a beautiful campus in a great little town, but Nick did not end up going there. However, he may reconsider if he decides to apply for a graduate program. In fact, I think a lot of people will take a look at Auburn for grad school. That’s because Auburn University is now offering a master’s degree in beer brewing science and operations. After all, what goes together better than college and beer?
According to The Drinks Business, the beer brewing program began in the autumn of 2015 as a simple graduate certificate but has since expanded to include the master’s. The program is the first of its kind in the United States and is being offered through Auburn University’s Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management College of Human Sciences. The first cohort of 17 students graduated in August 2023 after the Master of Science element was added in 2021. The program takes two years to complete over six semesters. Students get plenty of hands-on experience through New Realm Brewing Company, which is right on campus.
If you were to go back to school for a master’s degree, what would you study? Would it be something to advance in your current career, launch a new career, or just for fun?