Graduate Certificate in Cellular Agriculture

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With cellular agriculture growing worldwide, Tufts' certificate in cellular agriculture is designed to address the industry's need for highly trained professionals in fields as varied as food science, biotechnology, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, biomedical engineering, and more. Current students include federal regulators seeking to deepen their understanding of the field and Boston-area employees at life science companies seeking to pivot into cellular agriculture. 

The interdisciplinary program is administered by the Department of Biomedical Engineering in partnership with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

To apply for this program, select the "Cellular Agriculture Certificate" option available through the online application.


The four-course certificate in cellular agriculture requires two core courses and two elective courses.

Core Courses

  • BME 173/NUTR0253 Cellular Agriculture & Biofabricated Foods – Lecture Course 
  • BME 174/NUTR0254 Cellular Agriculture & Cultured Meat Lab – Lab course 

Elective Courses

  • ANTH 142 American Meat
  • BME 184 Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • CHBE 166 Cell and Microbe Cultivation
  • ENT 107 Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • ENV 190 Practicing in Food Systems
  • IDGH 548 Microbial Molecular Biology
  • NUTC 262 Sustainable Food Systems and Markets
  • NUTR 238 Economic Food and Nutrition Policy
  • NUTR 246 Macronutrients
  • NUTR 248 Precision Nutrition
  • NUTR 280 Nutrition and Entrepreneurship
  • NUTR 285 Food Justice
  • NUTR 331 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment
  • ME 125 Mechanics of Materials at the Micro & Nano Scale
  • UEP 267 Sustainability Metrics