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MS HCOM Admissions & Tuition

Applicants to the MS in Health Communication program should submit their application through our Graduate Health Sciences Application Portal.

Our admissions process is rolling; applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and decisions are released via email to the applicant as they are made. Once a student has a complete application, their file will be reviewed by the Public Health Admissions Committee and a decision sent out in approximately 4-6 weeks.

Fall 2018

We are still accepting applications for fall 2018. If you are interested in beginning the MS in Health Communication program in fall 2018, you must submit a complete application no later than August 1, 2018.

Spring and Fall 2019

The 2019 Application Cycle will be opened in late-August 2018. Students are able to submit an application for spring or fall 2019 after this cycle has gone live.

Spring 2019:

October 25 (Priority)

December 15 (Final)

Fall 2019:

January 15 (Priority)

April 15 (Final)

Application Requirements

A complete application to the MS in Health Communication program includes the following:

1. A submitted application in the Graduate Health Sciences Application Portal. (A submitted application includes your personal statement, transcripts, and application fee.)

2. Three letters of recommendation.

3. Official Verified Test Scores (GRE, MCAT, or GMAT scores are accepted).

Application Process

MS in Health Communication Program Tuition and Fees

The following tuition rates are for 2018 – 2019 academic year* and apply to students enrolled in the stand-alone MPH program starting in Fall 2018. Returning students have different tuition rates.


$5,409 per course


$2,704.50 per 1/2 course


$268 per semester

The current academic year's cost of attendance budget (including not only tuition, but room and board, health insurance, books etc.) is available from the Office of Financial Aid.

* Tuition rates and fees are effective as of July 2018. Note that program cost is set each academic year (June to May) and typically increases a small amount from year-to-year. The Trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion.

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