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MPH Admissions & Tuition

The Public Health programs at Tufts recognize the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our prospective and admitted students. Please reach out with any questions you may have about our application process and enrollment.

All public health coursework for spring 2021 will be delivered remotely, as was done for fall 2020. More information on this decision and how we are administering remote learning is available on our Remote Learning page.

The Public Health Admissions Committee at Tufts seeks candidates who have a deep interest in the field of public health and the drive to advance societal and environmental conditions that allow all members of society to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health. No specific undergraduate major, coursework, or work experience is required for admission; successful applicants demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, good quantitative and statistical abilities, and a mature understanding of public health concepts.

Note the following information is specific to our on-campus Master of Public Health (MPH) program. If you are interested in the online Master of Public Health in Epidemiology and Biostatistics please visit our Online Public Health Programs website for application instructions.

Application Deadlines

The following deadlines are for complete applications to the program; note that it may take several weeks after submitting your application in SOPHAS for all requirements to be met. We encourage you to review the SOPHAS process for completing your application. Note that the MPH at Tufts has additional requirements for completion beyond those required by SOPHAS, so please review all information on this page carefully.

Spring 2021

December 15

Fall 2021

January 15 (priority)

April 15 (final)


Application Requirements

A complete application to the MPH program includes:


Required from...

A submitted and verified application in SOPHAS

All applicants

Three letters of recommendation

All applicants

An ICAP WES Course-by-Course Evaluation

Applicants who attended college or university at an institution outside of the United States or English-speaking Canada.

Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English.


Please review the following information for details about our requirements.

MPH Program Tuition and Fees

The following tuition rates are for 2020 – 2021 academic year* and apply to students enrolled in the stand-alone MPH program starting in Fall 2020. Returning students and dual degree programs with the MPH may have different tuition rates.


$5,331 per course


$2,665.50 per 1/2 course


$277 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 2020. 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.