M.S. and Ph.D. in Nutrition

Each emergency presents unique challenges, but virtually all require interventions that include:

  • • Assessment and communication of early warning signals;
  • • Design of appropriate food and other life-saving interventions;
  • • Treatment of severe malnutrition in refugee settings, and;
  • • Rebuilding of livelihoods that are less vulnerable than before.

The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is committed to developing professionals who are solidly prepared to handle not only the technical, but also the social, political, economic and analytical aspects of disasters that affect food security and contribute to nutritional stress in at-risk populations.

Graduates understand the operating environment of contemporary disasters and complex emergencies, and can analyze the policy processes behind emergency response and international engagement in crises.


Program: Bea Rogers – Beatrice.rogers@tufts.edu.

Admissions: Matthew Hast – nutrition-admissions@tufts.edu. Phone: (617) 636-6719