Tuition and Fees for 2017/2018

The following tuition rates and fees are effective as of July 2017. The Trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.

For combined degree program tuition rates, see the individual program pages.


Program Completion Requirements
Tuition Rates
Master of Public Health*
13 credits
MS- Pain Research, Education and Policy
11 credits
MS- Health Communication
10.5 credits
Certificate- Health Communication (Online)
4 semesters
$2,869/semester (flat rate)
Certificate- PREP 5 credits $5,250/credit
Physician Assistant
6 semesters
$14,051/semester (flat rate)
MBS 2 semesters
$23,316/semester (flat rate)
DrPH- Full-time
2 years
Years 1 & 2:
$20,338/semester (flat rate)
Years 3 & 4:
$1,017/semester (cont. fee)
DrPH- Part-time
14 credits

* This tuition rate applies only to the MPH when taken as a sole degree

Cost of Attendance Budget

For the current academic year's cost of attendance budget that includes not only tuition, but room and board, health insurance, books etc., view Program Costs.

Enrollment Status

To be considered half-time status, students must enroll in at least 1.5 credits in a semester. To be considered full-time status, students must enroll for at least 3 credits in a semester.


Student Activity Fee $35/semester
Student Health Administration Fee $120/semester
Technology Fee $108/semester
Late Registration Fee $200/semester
Continuation Fee

5% of full-time tuition for Public Health, Health Communication and Pain Research, Education and Policy Programs

8% for MBS Program

Student Health Insurance Rates* see rates
*The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Tufts University Health Sciences Schools require all matriculated students of higher education to participate in a health insurance plan. Students may enroll in the student insurance plan offered by Tufts University, or maintain private coverage as long as it meets or exceeds the minimum state requirements set forth by the Commonwealth.