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DrPH Admissions & Tuition

Applicants to the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program at Tufts should submit their application through SOPHAS.

Application Deadline

Fall 2019: December 15, 2018

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

To be eligible for review for admission, applications to the DrPH program must be complete by the deadline. It can take up to four weeks following submission of an application in SOPHAS for an application to become complete, so candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Application Requirements

A complete application to the DrPH program includes the following:

1. A submitted and verified application in SOPHAS.

2. Three letters of recommendation.

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

SOPHAS Application

SOPHAS is the centralized application service for schools and programs of public health. By creating an account with SOPHAS, you are able to apply to multiple public health programs at one time. SOPHAS collects and processes application materials before ultimately sending those materials to individual programs for application review. SOPHAS does not provide the PHPD Admissions Office with access to your application details and materials until you have submitted your application and paid the application fee to SOPHAS. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to submit your application to Tufts via SOPHAS as soon as possible to ensure that we can help you to complete your application in a timely manner.

Application Process

DrPH Program Tuition and Fees

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

Full-Time Tuition (Year 1 and 2)

$20,948 per semester (flat-rate)

Full-Time Tuition (Year 3 +)

$1,047 per semester (flat-rate, continuation fee)

Part-Time Tuition

$5,985 per course
$2,992.50 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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