Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance

by Tufts University

The Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance (MAHA) is a one-year joint degree offered by the Friedman School and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The program is geared toward mid-career professionals who have significant field experience in humanitarian assistance. The program offers an academic setting where professionals can develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, food policy, and economic, political and social development as they relate to humanitarian action in complex emergencies and other disasters. Practitioners study, read about, reflect on, and write about humanitarian theories, programs, and policies. The mission of the MAHA program is to provide an academic setting for humanitarian practitioners seeking to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of nutrition, food policy, and economic, political and social analysis. The one-year program provides an opportunity for practitioners to study, read, reflect and write about current issues and trends of in humanitarian theories, programs and policies as they relate to famines, complex emergencies and other disasters.

We are now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Limited scholarship is available to well-qualified candidates.  Here is a link to the application: http://www.nutrition.tufts.edu/academics/maha

For more general information on humanitarian education at Tufts University: http://fic.tufts.edu/humanitarian-education-at-tufts/

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