MS Nutrition/Master of Public Health

There are two application options if you are interested in our combined degree program with the Friedman School of Nutrition.

Applying Concurrently to Friedman School and the MPH Program

If you are not yet a student at the Friedman School, you can apply to the combined degree program at the same time you are submitting your application for your nutrition master’s degree program. You should follow all deadlines and submission requirements established by the Friedman School Admissions Office.

When you are selecting your program choices in the Friedman application, you will just need to indicate that you are applying to the combined degree program for the MPH. You will be asked to submit an additional personal statement for the MPH program.

After you have submitted a complete application to the Friedman Admissions Office, your application and supporting materials will be shared with the Public Health Admissions Committee for review.

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Applying for the MPH as a Current Friedman School Student

If you have already begun your degree program at the Friedman School and want to apply for the combined degree program as a current student, you will need to submit a short application to the PHPD Admissions Office.

Upon submission of the short application, the PHPD Admissions Office will work with the Friedman School Admissions Office to obtain the application materials you submitted for your nutrition master's degree program. The information you provide in the short application, plus your transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation, and personal information on the Friedman application, will be combined and reviewed by the Public Health Admissions Committee for admission to the combined MS in Nutrition/MPH program.

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Academic Requirements:

College Biology, or its equivalent, is a prerequisite to graduate from our MPH program.  Students who do not have this will normally be expected to take such a course by the end of their first fall semester.  As Tufts MPH students, they can satisfy this requirement by taking our 0.5 credit Public Health Biology course offered each fall.  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.

Deposit: None