Public Health Programs

Tufts University School of Medicine provides an ideal environment to study public health. Tufts’ global perspective and commitment to active citizenship and interdisciplinary scholarship translate into a rich intellectual milieu in which to engage in critical thinking. Our students are deeply interested in a complex, population-based approach to health and graduate with a profound commitment to active citizenship.  

With small classes and a strong sense of community, our programs foster critical thinking, vigorous debate, and robust interactions among students. Our faculty bring experience from fields as diverse as engineering, nutrition, law, health care, medicine, behavioral sciences, occupational health, business, and of course, public health. We work with scores of practicing public health professionals who take active roles as field preceptors and adjunct professors. All of them give students the individualized attention they need to put their degrees to work.

Our partners in public health education, service, and research include faculty at all the schools of Tufts. Through relationships with institutions around the globe, our students work in local communities and rural settings worldwide, experiencing firsthand the public health challenges many people face every day.

Regardless of where in the world they go, or which of our degrees they pursue, our graduates consistently emerge as leaders. They go on to successful careers in public health, medicine, research, business, law, communication, international policy, and government, among other fields. With a deep sense of their roles as active citizens and the inter-professional training that is the hallmark of a Tufts education, our students go on to make the world a healthier and better place.

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DrPH and MPH

Programs include a Master of Public Health program that offers various combined degree pathways and concentrations and a Doctor of Public Health program for those seeking to gain the advanced knowledge and practical skills required to be a leader in public health.

Health Communication

A full-range of educational opportunities include a Master of Science, Certificate in Digital Health Communication, and professional development courses.