Public Health Programs
Tufts MPH, DrPH, and combined degree programs are accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) , an independent agency recognized by the US Department of Education to accredit schools and programs of public health. The Tufts Public Health program resides within the Tufts University School of Medicine. While CEPH has different expectations for the organizational structure of schools and programs, the academic standards for degrees at both kinds of institutions are exactly the same. Read the full report.
Physician Assistant Program
The Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program is an accredited program through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).
2016 ARC-PA Accreditation
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Tufts University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Tufts University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be 2026 March. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
MS in Biomedical Sciences Program, Health Communication Program, Pain Research, Education and Policy Program
The MBS, HCOM and PREP programs are included in Tufts University’s accreditation through New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Tufts University has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 1929 and its accreditation by NEASC encompasses the entire institution. NEASC establishes and maintains high standards of educational excellence through self-evaluation and peer review. Institutions demonstrating they meet these standards are accredited and thus members of NEASC.
Tufts University’s most recent NEASC on-site comprehensive evaluation took place in March 2013. In September 2013 the commission issued a decision that Tufts University be continued in accreditation. The next comprehensive evaluation will take place in Spring 2023.