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Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Tufts University
Boston, MA


Details at a Glance

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  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Masters, Doctoral, Certificate

Our Program

The Friedman School is the only standalone grad school of Nutrition in the US, bridging the science and policy of nutrition.

Established in 1981, The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is the only graduate and professional school of nutrition in North America. Its mission is to improve the nutritional well-being of people worldwide through the creation of new knowledge, the application and dissemination of evidence-based information and the education and training of future leaders in the field.

This mission is fulfilled by bringing together experts from the areas of clinical nutrition, social and public policy, and biomedicine.

Programs of study draw upon the strength of Tufts University's interdisciplinary approach which involves Tufts' seven other schools, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and the Frances Stern Nutrition Center. There are several master's degree and certificate concentrations that take advantage of this cross collaboration. Research and study topics include Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Domestic and International Food Policy, Nutrition Education and Interventions, Humanitarian Assistance, Epidemiology, Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition, Data Science, Entrepreneurship and Dietetics.

The school's rigorous curriculum, research, applied programs and internships provide its students with the opportunity to make significant contributions to the nutrition and health of all populations. In other words, graduates of the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy truly make a difference in the world.


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    Certified Academic Transcripts
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    Personal Statement
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    3 Letters of Recommendation
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Additional Requirements

Course prerequisites vary by academic focus

Application Deadline

For Master of Science:

January 15 for fall

October 15 for spring

Other deadlines vary by program.

Student Body

  • Total Students

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    260 Students
  • Female

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    80% Female
  • Male

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    20% Male


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    Dedicated Diversity Office

Clubs & Associations

Student Newspaper; Student Run Research Conference; Tufts Slow Foods; Social Justice, Inclusion and Diversity Committee; Food Policy Action Council. Full list found here

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

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    Work-study Programs Available
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    Financial Aid Available
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    Application Fee Waivers Available