Tufts University “embraces the mission of offering to undergraduate, graduate and professional students a rigorous education that provides the knowledge and skills for them to grow as intellectually curious and critically involved members of society with a lifelong commitment of learning.” One of the ways that Tufts is fulfilling its mission is through the creation of the Bachelor’s/Master of Public Health dual degree program.
By linking one of its professional schools to its undergraduate programs, Tufts is preserving the undergraduate experience while also preparing its students for leadership roles in the professions.
The dual degree program enables the undergraduate students to complete some of their MPH requirements during their junior and senior years of college. Instead of taking four years to complete the bachelor’s degree and an additional one-and-a-half to two years to complete the MPH, BA-MPH program, students are able to complete both degrees in as little as five years, provided they plan well and seek faculty guidance.
For students who are committed to a career in Public Health, this program will allow them to take maximum advantage of their time at Tufts University. Most importantly, the dual degree program offers a way for students to be educated broadly in the liberal arts and sciences, while also preparing themselves to work on a professional degree. They will save time and money while also being part of a student-centered degree program.
Areas of Academic Concentration
Health Services Management and Policy
Epidemiology and Biostatistics