Tufts University has a long history of environmental education. This emphasis has prepared Tufts to meet the current demand for environmental leaders by offering several programs, initiatives, and endeavors to foster environmental literacy.
There are many opportunities for graduate students at Tufts to engage in environmental topics. We encourage you to explore the programs at Tufts' graduate schools that focus on environmental subjects and issues.
The Department of Economics is devoted to promoting critical thinking among students that will allow them to analyze and solve economic problems that are associated with political, social, and environmental issues. The Department of Economics offers two joint degree programs which allow students to study the varied perspectives of shared environmental issues across fields. Students can pursue a M.S. in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning or a Ph.D. in Economics and Public Policy in order to make connections and work towards larger solutions to global environmental concerns.
At Friedman, students are trained to assess and improve global nutrition by engaging with the biomedical sciences, economics, and nutrition to more thoroughly combat global issues surrounding hunger, disease, and health. Students can earn either a Master of Science or Ph.D. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment (AFE) to obtain the skills to build more just and sustainable food production and distribution systems that support the natural environment they inhabit.