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Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning / Nutrition Science and Policy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #139 (WUR) Medford, MA, United States
This program was developed for Master of Science students in the Friedman School who are interested in ways that food policy fits into broader areas of public policy, especially community development, and for students in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning who want to apply their policy skills to agricultural, food system and nutrition issues.

Overview

The program requires three years of full-time study (or the equivalent if taken part-time). On completion, the student earns a Master of Arts degree from UEP and a Master of Science degree from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

Accreditation

Tufts University has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) since 1929 and its accreditation by NEASC encompasses the entire institution. NEASC establishes and maintains high standards of educational excellence through self-evaluation and peer review. Institutions demonstrating they meet these standards are accredited and thus members of NEASC. The CIHE, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, is one of seven accrediting commissions that provide accreditation regionally.

Programme Structure

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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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) 
  • Additional Requirements - Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Requirements include a basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Medford

  • 1458 - 3020 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Graduate students at Tufts are encouraged to apply for funding, participate in development workshops, and engage in the research process at every stage of your graduate career.

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