New Humanitarian Assistance Course at Tufts University
Beginning September last the Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy (SSNP) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy now offers a one year degree - a Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance for mid-career professionals with significant field experience in the areas of famine, conflicts and complex emergencies. The M.A. in Humanitarian Assistance consists of two semesters of academic work totalling eight semester courses approved by SNSP and Fletcher. Students are expected to complete the following core courses:
- Humanitarian Aid in Complex Emergencies,
- Nutrition in Complex Emergencies,
- Independent Seminar in Humanitarianism,
- One course selected from the other core courses offered by the program. The remaining four courses can be chosen from SNSP/Fletcher offerings.
Students are required to write a Master's thesis as part of the second semester requirement. Typically the thesis applies theory and analytical skills learned in the program to the professional's previous experience.
This program is available to mid-career professionals with varied backgrounds and from different countries to enhance learning from each other's experiences. The candidate must have an undergraduate degree, be mid-career, have demonstrated leadership qualities and have a potential to make a substantial contribution in the field of humanitarian assistance.
For further information, contact:
Admissions Committee for Masters in Humanitarian Assistance Feinstein International Famine Centre,
Tufts University ,96 Packard Avenue, Medford, Ma 02155
Phone: 1-617-627-3423 Fax: 1-617-627-3428
Taken from Field Exchange Issue 6, February 1999