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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

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.

Fall 2019

May 15

Spring 2020*

October 15

Fall 2020*

January 1 (Priority)

April 15 (Final)

*The SOPHAS application for 2020 entry terms will be opened on August 15, 2019.

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 posted to your SOPHAS application (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 2019 – 2020 academic year* and apply to students enrolled in the stand-alone MPH program starting in Fall 2019. Returning students and dual degree programs with the MPH may have different tuition rates.


$5,175 per course


$2,588 per 1/2 course


$274 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 2019. 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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