International Applicants

We strongly encourage international students to start the online application process as soon as possible due to the extra time and paperwork involved in managing the student visa process. Admissions for the Public Health & Professional Degree Programs is on a rolling basis and applications are reviewed as they are received.

However, to prevent visa delays and to ensure you can begin your program during your desired semester, we strongly encourage international students to submit all application documents a minimum of two months prior to the beginning of the semester.

Information on arriving, VISA and frequently asked questions is available through our International Affairs Office.

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Please note, graduates of foreign medical schools will not be considered for the Physician Assistant program.

We require all non-native English speakers to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Scores are valid for two years from the date of the exam.  Applicants must possess a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based exam.  More information about the TOEFL may be obtained here. Please note that we do not require this exam if the applicant has attended a degree-granting university or school for two or more years in the United States or one of the following countries: Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom, or Ireland.

At this time, we do not accept the IELTS exam, nor do we accept the USMLE as a replacement for the TOEFL.

Please refer to the table below to ensure that your scores are sent to Tufts University School of Medicine from ETS.



Master of Public Health (MPH) - SOPHAS applicants


Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - SOPHAS applicants


All other programs