Nutrition Science and Policy

Tufts University

M.A. Blended
12 months
54196 USD/year
54196 USD/year
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The Master of Nutrition Science and Policy degree program at Tufts University spans the biological aspects of nutrition, the design and impact of nutrition programs, and applied analytical methods used to solve nutrition and lifestyle related problems and challenges.


Following the closely-held Friedman School tenet that nutrition affects whole populations and regions, the program also extends into domestic and global policy areas that affect both nutrition and food security. The program is the only US-based nutrition program taught in a combination of on campus and online learning.

Learning outcomes

Graduates from the Master of Nutrition Science and Policy program at Tufts University emerge with an understanding of nutrition policy and science, the skills needed to analyze and communicate nutrition-based research, and the ability to apply their learning to solve nutrition and lifestyle-related challenges. This program is ideal for professionals seeking career advancement or continuing education, those working in community-based or international nutrition programs, Registered Dietitians who would like a masters degree with a less-clinical curriculum and more basic science and policy, those with a DPD preparing for their internship, persons relatively new to the field of nutrition, and for individuals looking to further their understanding of nutrition so they can have a positive impact on their communities

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Nutrition Science and Policy degree program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum of advanced study in nutrition science, global and US food policy, global nutrition programs, statistics, applied research skills, plus a two-course concentration area selected by the student.
  • Students will complete ten credits of coursework consisting of a required core curriculum, two electives and a one-credit research or project based thesis. 
  • The electives allow students to concentrate in a specific field as perceived important for the student’s education or career objectives. The curriculum is designed to enhance the study of nutrition at both the science and policy levels.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Fee - The application fee of $75 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank).
  • Academic Records 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement - You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54196 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    54196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54196 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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Nutrition Science and Policy
Tufts University


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