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2012 Entering Students

  • Entering Students: 107
  • Master Candidates: 86
  • Ph.D. Candidates: 12
  • By Program:
    • Agriculture, Food and Environment: 19
    • Food Policy & Applied Nutrition: 39
    • Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance: 9
    • Nutrition Communication: 7
    • Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition: 16
    • Master of Science/Dietetic Internship: 9
    • Nutritional Epidemiology: 8
  • Female/Male: 93/14
  • Home Countries: China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Republic of, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nigeria, Peru, Thailand, United States

Fast Facts

  • The Friedman School has over 200 masters degree and doctoral students and over 1000 alumni worldwide.
  • Approximately 10% of the student population are international students from a dozen countries.
  • There are 108 faculty members and more than 75 adjunct and affiliated faculty members.
  • The school’s master's degree programs in Humanitarian Assistance, Nutrition Communication and Agriculture, Food and the Environment are unique in the nation.
  • The school conducts multidisciplinary research in collaboration with Tufts' unique collection of health science professional schools in human, dental and veterinary medicine, as well as with Tufts Schools of Arts and Sciences and Engineering and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
  • Groundbreaking research is generated by more than 55 scientists in 22 labs at the nation's largest center of its kind, the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.
  • The Friedman School is home to the ChildObesity 180 project and the Feinstein International Center. Through different areas of focus, such as obesity prevention and international humanitarian assistance, their research and programs improve people’s lives worldwide.
  • Field-based research is ongoing on four continents and more than a dozen countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Niger, Uganda, and Haiti as well as the United States.
  • The Friedman School offers the only blended learning masters degree in nutrition in the United States.  Beginning in Fall 2013, students will have the option of attending  the Friedman School without disrupting career and family obligations through the Master of Nutrition Science and Policy degree program which combines online instruction with residencies on our Boston campus. 
  • The school's alumni have careers that span the nutrition and health fields, including jobs with governments, NGOs, academia, and the food, health and biotechnology industries.