Master of Science + MALD

This combined degree program, offered in conjunction with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, provides an opportunity for a limited number of highly qualified students to earn both the M.A.L.D. degree and M.S. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition in three years. Normally, each program takes two years to complete.

Students will emerge prepared for careers in international food and nutrition policy, in economic development, in government agencies, and in business and trade as they relate to public health and nutrition, food availability, and human welfare.


The first full year in residence is at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy; the second full year at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; and the third year split, with one full semester in residence at each school. To facilitate an integrated plan of study over the three years, students are expected to take one course each semester at the other school.


Students must apply to both degree programs separately. Each school reviews applications of interested candidates based on its own requirements and criteria. Requisites for financial aid are made separately to each degree program and processed according to each program's particular aid policy.

How to Apply

For more information on this program, please consult Fletcher's Joint Degrees and Exchanges page.

Questions about the process?

Contact Friedman Admissions