Details at a Glance
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.
Course prerequisites vary by academic focus
For Master of Science:
January 15 for fall
October 15 for spring
Other deadlines vary by program.
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