Approaches to the study of nutrition are varied. At Tufts, we offer several combined degree programs where a specialized training program in nutrition is combined with other approaches including training in business management; urban planning and agriculture, food and environment; international law and diplomacy; water systems,science and society; and public health.

For those students interested in such combined programs, the education and field work become integrated, saving time and money. The Friedman School currently offers the following combined degree programs. Students must apply to each degree programs separately:

MS in Nutrition + MBA

The combined program with the Carroll School of Management at Boston College allows students to earn both an MS and an MBA in three years. The combined degree is designed to help graduates meet the increasing demand for complex management skills relating to the food and nutrition systems industries

Please consult the Carroll School’s website for additional information.

MS in Nutrition + MPH 

The program with the School of Medicine’s Public Health and Professional Degree Programs offers a combined Master of Science in Nutrition and Master of Public Health degree. This combined degree is offered in two and a half years time providing students the opportunity to pursue complementary programs and concentrations within public health and nutrition.

Please consult the School of Medicine’s MS-Nutrition/MPH program for more information about the program.


MS in Nutrition + International Nutrition/Law & Diplomacy

The program with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy provides an opportunity for students to earn both the MALD degree and the MS in Food and Nutrition Policy in three years. Each program normally takes two years to complete. The program is designed to prepare students for careers in international food and nutrition policy in economic and development institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations concerned with economic development as it affects public health and nutrition, food availability and human welfare.

Please consult the Fletcher School’s website for more information on how to apply.


MS in Nutrition (Agriculture, Food and Environment) + Urban and Environmental Planning

This combined degree program allows students to blend an interest in sustainable agriculture policy with urban and environmental planning in three years. Each program normally takes two years to complete. Students pursuing this program will deepen their knowledge of policy analysis and planning while studying the relationship of food systems to community development and public health.

Please consult the Tufts University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Urban and Environmental Planning program for more information on how to apply.