Offering mid-career humanitarian professionals an academic setting in which to develop their knowledge and skills in humanitarian action. For answers to the most frequently asked questions please read our FAQ page.

The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) is a one-year program offered jointly by the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and administered by the Feinstein International Center. The program offers an academic setting where professionals can develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, food policy and development as they relate to humanitarian action in famines, complex emergencies and natural disasters.

The Feinstein International Center develops and promotes operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives and livelihoods of people living in crisis-affected and marginalized communities. The Center works globally in partnership with national and international organizations to bring about institutional changes that enhance effective policy reform and promote best practice.

For more specific program information, including a faculty list and detailed curriculum, visit the program page at Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
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