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Compare our one-of-a-kind Pain Research, Education, and Policy (PREP) program options at-a-glance. Our PREP program offers masters and certificate programs, as well as professional development courses, for students interested in this important area of health policy.

 

MS

Certificate

Length

Full time 4 – 5 semesters

Part time 2 – 5 years

Full time 2 semesters

Part time 1 – 5 years

Financial Aid

Yes

None

Degree Awarded

MS

Certificate

Focus

Pain

Research, Education, Policy or Occupational Therapy

Student Demographic

Health professionals – licensed and in training, motivated college graduates

Health professionals – licensed and in training, motivated college graduates

Location

Varied courses:  Hybrid courses (mix onsite & online)

Onsite courses in Boston, MA

Videoconferencing courses

Varied courses:  Hybrid courses (mix onsite & online)

Onsite courses in Boston, MA

Videoconferencing courses

Credits

11 credits (8.5 required and 2.5 elective)

5 credits (3 required, 2 elective)

Choice

Required courses + electives

3 TUSM tracks: Research, Education, or Policy

1 track in Occupational Therapy (in conjunction with Tufts University OT Program)

Start Date

Fall, Spring, Summer

Fall, Spring, Summer I or II

Faculty

Core and adjunct PREP + Public Health faculty

Core and adjunct PREP faculty

Capstone Project Requirement

Yes

No

  • Master of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy

    The PREP Master of Science program is an 11 credit master’s degree built on a rigorous curriculum taught by the world-class faculty of Tufts University, and delivered in classroom, video, online, and blended formats. During your time in the program, you’ll apply what you learn in the program by completing a capstone project targeted to your specific career experience and objectives. You’ll build skills and professional experience that prepare you for success.
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Pain Topics

    Our certificate programs allow you choose from one of four concentrations – research, education, policy, and occupational therapy - or to personalize a track that aligns with your goals. You’ll earn five academic credits in the program, which can later be applied to a full master’s degree if you decide to continue your education.