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MS Animals and Public Policy

Open House - January 8, 2018

Join us to learn more about the Master of Science in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) Program, a program of the Center for Animals and Public Policy. An intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program, MAPP focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action.

Open House Schedule for Jan 8, 2018

Time Activity
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome -Dr. Deborah Kochevar, Dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
9:15 am CAPP and MAPP: History, Values Structure, and Curriculum - Dr. Allen Rutberg, Director, MS Animals and Public Policy
9:45-11:00 am
  • Application and Admission - Rebecca Russo, Director of Admissions
  • Financial Aid - Staff from the Office of Financial Aid
  • Housing - Barbara Berman, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
11:00 am Research and externship opportunities - MAPP Faculty and Advisory Council members
12:00-1:00 pm LUNCH with MAPP faculty & current students
  • 12:30 PM: MS Conservation Medicine (MCM) & MS in Infectious Disease and Global Health (MS-IDGH) Overviews Drs. Chris Whittier, MCM Program Director and Abhineet Sheoran, MS-IDGH Program Director
1:00 pm Animals and Society: Attend the class with current students - Dr. David Lee-Parritz, Clinical Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental and Population Health
2:15 pm Campus Tour
3:00 pm MAPP Alumni Discussion Panel
4:00 pm Closing Remarks

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The MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) is a program of the Center for Animals and Public Policy and is an intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program that focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action.

While students enter the program with different interests, skills, philosophies, and aspirations, all share a passion for understanding human-animal relationships and promoting the status of animals in society.

MAPP graduates successfully pursue careers in policy-making, law enforcement, advocacy, public education, research, animal shelter management, and applied animal behavior. MAPP graduates also have outstanding success obtaining advanced training in Ph.D. programs, law, and veterinary medicine.

The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals.

Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.