The Tufts MPH program is accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH). Our mission is to prepare students for a variety of careers in public health practice through which they will advance societal and environmental conditions that allow all members of society to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. Our program helps students gain a broad, multi-disciplinary view of what affects health and how to implement change at individual, institutional, community, national, and global levels to improve health and reduce health inequities.
At Tufts, students receive a sound education in the foundations of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioral science, health services, and public health policy. Students choose from a range of academic concentrations and combine classroom insights with real-world experiences through the Applied Learning Experience. Several combined-degree pathways expand the MPH program’s offerings.
A master’s in public health offers broad knowledge applicable to a wide range of careers- from working with people in communities, conducting research, and administering in hospitals to lobbying for policy change and advocating for human rights. Our program is designed to meet the career goals of each student. Advisors get to know and work closely with students, helping them map out individual paths for the future. Small classes also encourage discussion among student and faculty, who are deeply engaged in current public health issues.
Many of our students are already out working in health-related fields. Tufts’ MPH program is designed to meet not only the needs of full-time students, but also of people with jobs. Many classes are offered in the late afternoon or evening, and students can take up to five years to earn their degrees. Full-time students can finish in as little as three semesters.