Tufts University

Tufts School of Arts and Science

Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS)


200 Boston Avenue, Suite 2400

Medford, MA 02155

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD - from participating departments and schools

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Tufts University has launched the Water: Systems, Science, and Society (WSSS) Ph.D. and MS Program. The purpose of the WSSS program is to provide the multidisciplinary perspectives and tools to manage water related problems.Students participating in the WSSS program enroll in and fulfill the requirements of a graduate degree within one of the participating departments to ensure a strong knowledge base in their chosen field as well complete WSSS requirements. WSSS students work in one of five Research Areas on interdisciplinary, problem-focused projects. The WSSS curriculum provides students the necessary tools and skills to address the multidimensional problems inherent in water resource issues. WSSS students take four core courses and participate in cross-cutting seminars. WSSS students also participate in field research or internships and skill workshops while completing their research.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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