Graduate Environmental Education at Tufts

Graduate Environmental Education at Tufts

The Tufts University Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) program provides students with the interdisciplinary perspective and tools crucial to managing water-related problems. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a Certificate in Water: Systems, Science, and Society, in addition to their applicable graduate degree.


The Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning is a graduate program dedicated to producing leaders that will contribute to the development of just and sustainable communities. The program offers two degrees in public policy and planning. Students can study for a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, or a Master of Public Policy degree.


Founded in 1983, the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy investigates the ethical, legal, social, scientific, and policy dimensions of human-animal studies. In addition to providing an ethics and values curriculum for the Cummings School, the Center for Animals and Public Policy offers a Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy.


The Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program is housed within the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Masters and doctorate candidates are challenged to fuse the disciplines of nutrition, agricultural science, environmental studies, and public policy in one academic environment. The program offers an M.S. and a PhD as well as opportunities for placement in internships, community service, and relevant research.


The Center for Conservation Medicine hosts the newly created Master of Science in Conservation Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.  This program provides foundational knowledge in emerging conservation medicine issues and applications, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations in the conservation health arena.


Water Diplomacy Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) doctoral program educates the next generation of water diplomats to envision a different future for water, transforming their understanding of water as a fixed resource into a flexible and sustainably shared resource to create new avenues for negotiating and resolving water conflicts.


The Tufts Environmental Learning Institute for Graduates (TELI-G) is a weekend-long workshop aimed at enhancing environmental literacy in relation to water issues. Tufts graduate students from all schools have the opportunity to participate in an environmental negotiation simulation exercise, interact with peers in an interdisciplinary setting, and acquire tools needed for teaching and for a cutting edge thesis.