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MPH Admissions & Tuition

Applicants to the MPH program at Tufts should submit their application through SOPHAS. Please do not apply through SOPHAS if you are interested in one of our dual degree programs; instead follow the application instructions provided for the appropriate program on that program's page.

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.

Application Deadlines

Spring and Fall 2019

The 2019 SOPHAS 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 MPH 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

MPH 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 and dual degree programs with the MPH have different tuition rates.


$5,022 per course


$2,511 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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