Cross Registration

To cross-register for courses outside of PHPD, students must obtain a Cross Registration Form from the Office of Student Services, obtain the required signatures, and return the form to the Registrar.

Students may cross-register for courses within Tufts University that are specifically required by their program during their normal online registration period, but must wait until the first day of the semester to cross register for elective courses or courses at other institutions in the Boston Consortium.

Cross-registration is on a space available basis and at the discretion of the registrar of the host institution.  The calendar and start dates of courses at other universities and at other schools within Tufts University are frequently different, and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain this information and adhere to these schedules. Students will be held to the drop and withdraw deadlines and rules for PHPD, regardless of the rules and deadlines of the Host Institution.

Within Tufts University

Students may cross-register for an approved course offered by other schools within Tufts University (i.e. School of Arts and Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Sciences and Policy, etc).  A list of approved elective courses outside the MPH program is available on TUSK.  If a student would like to take a course that does not appear on this list, he/she must obtain permission from the Program Director or Concentration Leader.

Through the Boston “Consortium”

A consortium agreement with Brandeis University, Boston College and Boston University permits Tufts students to register for fall and spring semester courses (not summer) offered by these institutions.  Students may apply a maximum of 2 consortium credits toward the fulfillment of PHPD degree requirements.  It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar of the host institution for details.  Please note the institution may limit students to one course per semester.

Non-Degree Students

Non-Degree students are not eligible to cross register for courses.