Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) is an interdisciplinary, university-wide education and research institute devoted to enhancing and disseminating knowledge about the many ways human interactions affect the environment. TIE brings together existing environmental efforts at Tufts and helps catalyze new research, outreach, service and teaching initiatives. TIE offers annual graduate research fellowships, which have been awarded to a number of AFE students. Recent AFE graduate Hilde Petersen (AFE '05) also served as the most recent graduate student representative on the Steering Committee, representing students from all of Tufts University's graduate programs.
The University College of Citizenship and Public Service (UCCPS) is a university-wide initiative developed to make the values and skills of active citizenship a hallmark of a Tufts University education. Its mission is to ensure that students graduate from Tufts prepared to be committed public citizens and leaders who take an active role in building stronger communities and societies.
The Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program is a new and exciting addition to Tufts University's offerings, providing multidisciplinary- perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems. Students must be accepted by and obtain their graduate degrees from an existing school or department; in addition, they receive a certificate in WSSS. Friedman School professor Timothy Griffin is contributing faculty for the program.