Online Graduate Courses and Certificate Programs | Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Online Graduate Courses and Certificate Programs

Diane McKay, Program Director

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The individual courses in Tufts University’s Online Graduate Certificate Programs are designed to meet the needs of working professionals and others interested in expanding their knowledge, enhancing their skill set, or improving their marketability in order to advance in their career. Students from around the globe learn from the school's renowned faculty, collaborate and network with fellow students, and receive expert instruction on a schedule that is compatible with the needs of busy students.

Flexible Course Options

  • Students are welcome to take as many, or few, courses as they want to meet their own needs and interests.
  • You will earn academic credit for each course successfully completed. 
  • Upon completion of three courses, students will earn a Certificate of Graduate Studies from Tufts University. 
  • If at least two of your three courses are from within the same program, your Certificate of Graduate Studies will be in that area
  • Each certificate program can be completed in 1-3 years.


Developing Healthy Communities

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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

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Nutrition Science for Health Professionals

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Nutrition Science for Communications Professionals

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Global Nutrition Programming

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Nutrition For Industry Professionals and Entrepreneurs

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Build Your Own Certificate

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Online courses at the Friedman School are characterized by small class sizes, engaged faculty members, and rigorous coursework. The certificate courses are highly interactive, so students can expect their teachers to be not just a lecturer, but facilitators of student learning and active participants.  While the nature of online learning allows students flexibility and convenience with their studies, the courses are not self-paced.  Each student is expected to participate in course activities and discussions every week.

All online courses offered within the certificate programs are designed and taught by Tufts faculty, and held to the same academic standards and rigor as those taught live on the Boston campus. The Friedman Graduate Certificate Programs were reviewed by the accrediting body of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and are encompassed within Tufts University's NEASC accreditation


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