Despite agreement that scaling up select nutrition interventions would have huge payoffs, evidence and training on how to do this remains weak. Implementing effective nutrition programs at scale requires a clear understanding of institutional and human capacities required to support tailored, evidence-based programming that generates measurable (and actually measured) results.
Improvements in health and nutrition will not occur without major advances in the delivery and implementation of proven interventions at scale. This program builds the capacity of practitioners through specialized, graduate level training in program delivery science.
The course offerings in the Delivery Science for International Nutrition certificate program are designed to meet the educational needs of those engaged in implementing nutrition-related programs around the world.
This certificate is conferred jointly by the Tufts Friedman School and partner institution, United Nations University (UNU).
Upon completion of each course, students will earn graduate academic credit, which may be applied towards a degree program. Please check with the specific school and program in which you are interested to verify whether they will accept all of the credits you want to transfer. Students who successfully complete three courses within our certificate programs will earn a Certificate of Graduate Studies.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and as space permits.
Please send any questions or concerns about the process to email@example.com
There is no fee to apply. Your full application to the program will include the following items:
Completion of the Online Application Official academic transcripts (translated into English)
- Sent directly from every university or institution from which you earned a degree
- Transcript(s) should indicate completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a preferred grade point average of 3.0 (out of a 4.0 equivalent)
- Current resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
- Personal statement - please describe your reasons for applying and indicate how this course/certificate program will enhance your career or help you in the future
- International students must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (see below for more info)
Standardized test scores (i.e., GRE) and letters of recommendation are not required. There is no application fee, but a non-refundable $50 deposit is required upon your acceptance into the program to reserve your space.
All applications are reviewed by the Friedman School Graduate Certificate Program Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee takes into consideration all coursework, grades, experience and reasons for taking the program.
If you need to send materials to the Friedman School, please send to the following address:
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Office of Admissions 150 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
*Students who would like to register for just a single class without committing to an entire program should contact the Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for Spring admission into the Friedman School Graduate Certificate Program will be reviewed on a rolling basis through December 1, and after as space permits.
Applications for Fall admission into the Friedman School Graduate Certificate Program will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 29, and after as space permits.
International students who earned their degree from a university in a country where English is not the primary language must submit either official TOEFL or IELTS scores directly to the Friedman School as a part of the Online Application.
- TOEFL minimum score is 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based), 100 (internet based)
- IELTS minimum score is 6.5
Tuition & Payment Options
- Tuition for courses offered during the 2016-17 academic year (i.e. the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 semesters) is $2920 per course. The total tuition for all three required courses within a certificate program is $8760.
Please note that the Friedman School Graduate Certificate Programs are not eligible for Title IV Federal Student Aid. The program does qualify for private student loans from lending institutions, and a Tuition Payment Plan is available through our Bursar’s office. Under the Tuition Payment Plan you may budget all or a portion of your semester tuition over five monthly installments prior to your enrollment. For example, for the fall semester, you make payments from May 1st through September 1st, and for the spring semester, you make payments from October 1st through February 1st. The Tuition Payment Plan has a small enrollment fee, but no interest charges. Please contact Student Financial Services at Tufts for more information on billing and payments including payment plans.
Tufts University currently does not accept credit card payments for tuition.
We encourage students who are working professionals to contact their employer’s human resources (HR) department for their policies and procedures regarding tuition benefits.