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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.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP)

Dedicated to producing leaders that will contribute to the development of just and sustainable communities, the UEP department offers two degrees and a certificate program in public policy and planning. Students can pursue a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, a Master of Public Policy, or a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Urban Justice and Sustainability.




 Department of Economics

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. 


School of Engineering

Vials for researchDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The CEE department offers two graduate degrees that will allow students to pursue research in four areas. Students can earn a Masters of Science or Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering focusing on topics such as Environmental Health, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Geosystems Engineering, and Structural Engineering and Mechanics. The CEE department also offers an interdisciplinary MS program in Bioengineering with a focus in Environmental Biotechnology and certificate programs in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Environmental Management


Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

The Fletcher School

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy offers several degrees that students can tailor to their environmental interests and goals. In particular, students who are interested in environmental issues and their intersection with international policy are able to pursue a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy or a Ph.D. in International Relations.

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

The Friedman School 

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.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Center for Conservation Medicine

The Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (CCM) aims to advance the health of animals, people, and the environment by using an interdisciplinary approach that focuses on the health relationships between populations and ecosystems. Tufts CCM offers a Master of Science in Conservation Medicine and a Wildlife and Conservation Medicine (WCM) Signature Opportunity that allows students to participate in global initiatives related to animal, human, and ecosystem health. 

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