MS Nutrition/Master of Public Health

Please note: Students must submit separate sets of credentials to the Friedman School of Nutrition and PHPD – we are not able to share credentials.

Application information for international students.

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring: October 25th - some flexibility
  • Spring: December 15th - final deadline
  • Fall: April 15th - rolling admissions
Application Requirements:
  • Slate Application
  • Application fee ($70)
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Test Scores
  • Transcripts

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

Expand categories below for detailed instructions.

Slate Application

Students must submit separate separate applications through Slate to the Friedman School of Nutrition AND PHPD.

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

Admissions information for Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

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, 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.
Official Test Scores

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all applicants. Both MCAT and GMAT scores will be accepted in lieu of the GRE. Non-native English speakers are required to take the TOEFL.

Applicants may request a waiver of the GRE requirement. Please note that such waivers are infrequently granted.



How to submit


Official GRE scores must be sent directly to the PHPD Admissions Office. Please note, there are multiple GRE ETS Codes for Tufts University School of Medicine, be sure to use the correct code. We cannot retrieve scores sent to the incorrect school.

Submit electronically to Tufts School of Medicine using CEEB code 3889.

Do not use codes 0438, 6997, or 3891, which are codes for other Tufts programs.


Log in to AAMC and follow instructions to create and print your own official score report. You will be provided with instructions for submitting the .pdf of your MCAT score report, verification code, and AAMC ID in the application.


Log in to and follow the instructions to have your scores sent to us. Submit your scores to "Tufts University - School of Medicine - Public Health & Professional Degree Programs."


TOEFL is required for non-native English speakers. Applicants must possess a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based exam.

TOEFL Exam Policy »
Submit electronically to Tufts School of Medicine using CEEB code 3889.


  • 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 the institution which awarded you your bachelor's degree.

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
  • 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. 

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

Students must submit separate sets of credentials to the Friedman School of Nutrition and PHPD - we are not able to share credentials.

MS in Nutrition/MPH Program »