Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
Alumna Profile
Deborah Durant
B.A., Child Development and Community Health, Minor in Africa and the New World, Tufts University, 2004.
Field(s) of Study
UEP/Child Development Program, Urban Policy
Experience Before UEP:
Program Coordinator, Nia Project (a high school mentoring and tutoring program focusing on Black and Latino students), Somerville, MA.
Jumpstart Corpsmember, focused on early childhood literacy, Brighton, MA.
Intern, Latin American Health Institute, Boston, MA.
"UEP seeks to "educate those who will contribute to solving key public problems by making institutions more responsive to the social and economic needs of communities and by moving toward the sustainable management of environmental resources." This goal conveys to me continuous active learning within and outside the classroom, professors who practice student led teaching methods, and available resources that would positively develop my skills so that I may become a prominent and effective practical visionary. Thus, the UEP program has provided me with the deeper knowledge and skills to make my dream as a youth advocate a reality."

We offer students the opportunity of earning a joint or dual degree with a number of other departments and schools at Tufts, and with Boston College. Combined degrees are available only to students in the M.A. program.

A joint degree consists of one master's degree awarded by two graduate departments when a student meets the core master's requirements of both departments. Departments participating in joint degree programs with UEP are:

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