This program is open only to Tufts undergraduates.
Application information for international students.
- The earliest that you can apply is the first semester of your sophomore year.
- The latest that you can apply is July 15th before your senior year.
Expand categories below for detailed instructions.
None (if admitted)
- Slate Application
- Slate Application
- Application Fee
- Bachelor's/MS in Health Communication applicants do not have to pay an application fee.
- 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 health communication,
- reasons for interest in the Public Health and Professional Degree programs at Tufts University, and
- career goals
- Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required.
- Recommendation letters may be submitted online (within the application) or by mail.
- Letters should be primarily academic in nature, and should mention the relationship of the applicant to the recommender so that their observations can be put into the proper context.
- Electronically submitted recommendations do not need to be followed up with paper recommendations.
- If mailed, letters of recommendation should be in a sealed envelope with the author’s signature across the seal and forwarded by you or the recommender to our address below.
- Copies of ALL undergraduate and graduate transcripts (e.g., EMT courses, study abroad, summer courses, post-bacc) are required for review.
- We accept both unofficial and official transcripts. Generally, your application will be processed sooner if you upload unofficial transcripts; this is also our preference. However, please note that if you decide to matriculate, you will be required to provide a final official transcript, with a date of undergraduate degree conferral, from Tufts University.
If you’re uploading an unofficial transcript to your application:
- Copy/scan/screenshot your transcripts for each college/university attended.
- Upload all pages of your transcript(s) and one example of the back page to provide us with your university’s transcript key. This can be found on the back of your official transcript or on your registrar’s website.
- PDF files are preferred but additional formats are accepted (e.g., .doc, .jpg,.tiff).
- Scanned documents must be clearly legible and on standard US 8.5” x 11” paper. Be sure no text is cut off when scanned
- If you’re sending an official transcript to us:
If you are sending official transcripts from your college or university:
- Don’t upload anything in the transcripts section if you’re sending an official transcript. The system will inaccurately count this as your transcript, and review of your application will be delayed.
- Official transcripts may be mailed via the US Mail to our address at the bottom of this page, or electronically to email@example.com.
- Transcripts are only considered official if they are sent directly from the registrar's office of your institution to our office in a sealed envelope. If you scan your official transcript to your application it becomes unofficial.
Please note the following:
- If you received two degrees from the same institution that are on the same transcript, you will need to add the institution twice, one for each degree. Upload the transcript with one degree and for the other, upload a blank document. If you leave either transcript section empty, your application will be left as incomplete.
- If you are applying to a Tufts dual degree program (e.g., MS/MPH, UEP/MPH), we are unable to share credentials with the other Tufts schools. You will need to request your transcripts are sent to each Admissions Office.
- If you have any courses that are in progress or being completed in a future term, please provide documentation of this (e.g., a transcript that shows courses in progress).
- International students must also submit an OFFICIAL (not unofficial) evaluation of coursework done by an organization (e.g., WES or CED). It must be sent directly from the evaluation agency.