JD/Master of Public Health

Application Deadlines: March 15

Deposit: None

We offer two different ways by which to apply to the JD/MPH:

1.)    Apply to law school and PHPD at the same time:

After you have submitted your application, PHPD Admissions will hold your application until we are notified by BCLS or NUSL that you have been admitted to their JD program. Your application will not be reviewed by the PHPD Public Health Admissions Committee until after you have been admitted to NUSL/BCLS.

2.)    Apply to PHPD while enrolled in law school:

If you are already enrolled at BCLS or NUSL, you are able to apply to the JD/MPH dual-degree track during your first or second year of law school, or upon transfer to BCLS or NUSL.

You must obtain the approval of BCLS or NUSL to apply to the JD/MPH program. Admission to law school does not guarantee admission to the MPH program.

Academic Requirements:

College Biology, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite to graduate from our MPH program. Students who have not met this requirement will normally be expected to take such a course by the end of their first fall semester. As Tufts MPH students, the 0.5 credit Public Health Biology course offered each fall will satisfy this requirement. Enrolling at another college or university to take an undergraduate level biology course before the end of their first fall semester with us is also acceptable.

Application Requirements:

Application and Fee
  • Application
  • Application Fee: $70 (paid directly through the online application)

Please choose the "Master of Public Health, Combined Degrees". In the "Program Choice" menu of the application, select either BCLS or NUSL. If you are a current law school applicant applying to both BCLS and NUSL, you may select either option.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement is intended to give you the opportunity to submit a narrative describing your past education, experience, and current professional career objectives. Your statement should describe your:

  • reasons for interest in public health
  • reasons for interest in the Public Health and Professional Degree programs at Tufts University
  • career goals
BCSL or NUSL Admissions Materials

Northeastern University or Boston College will need to send the following information from your law school application to PHPD Admissions:

    • Letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • LSAT Test Scores

If you are concurrently applying to Northeastern University or Boston College, you will need to request that their Admissions Office will send these documents to PHPD Admissions once you have been admitted to the JD program.

If you are a current JD student at Northeastern University or Boston College, you need to request the release of your admissions records through the Northeastern Office of Academic Affairs or Boston College Admissions Office. At the same time, you will need to request that your current law school transcript also be included in the packet of materials sent to PHPD Admissions, whether or not grades are posted.

All supporting application credentials noted above should be sent to:

Tufts University School of Medicine
Public Health & Professional Degree Programs
Attn: Director of Admissions, Emily C. Keily
136 Harrison Avenue Suite 142
Boston, MA 02111

or emailed to med-phpd@tufts.edu.

Northeastern JD/MPH Program information page »

Boston College JD/MPH Program information page »