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Course Registration

Matriculated Students

Online registration is conducted through SIS, the university's Student Information System.

Course lists and schedules can be found through SIS.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for more information on registration policies and procedures.

Please see the Academic Calendar for the registration dates for each term. After the online registration window has closed, students must use a paper add/drop form. Pre-payment or financial clearance may be required from the Bursar’s Office. If a student’s degree or concentration requires him/her to take a course at another school within Tufts, he/she should complete a cross-registration form (details regarding this process are below). Students may turn in the cross-registration form as of the first day of online registration after receiving all approval signatures except that of the Registrar. No registration is allowed if there is an outstanding balance from a prior term.

Non-Matriculated Students

If you are interested in taking courses as a non-matriculated student, please contact the Registrar's Office. You may also visit our Non-Degree Student page for detailed information on the application and registration process.


In addition to courses offered by the public health programs, students may take graduate-level courses offered at Tufts University and the Boston “Consortium” (including Boston University, Brandeis University, or Boston College) on a space available basis. The calendar and start dates of courses at other universities and at other schools within Tufts University are frequently different, and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain this information and adhere to these schedules.

Cross registration forms are available at the Office of Student Services or online. Please review details about each cross registration option in the Student Handbook. Instructor’s and Advisor’s signatures may be obtained via email. The Registrar’s and Bursar’s (if applicable) signatures must be obtained in person.

Cross registration forms for non-required courses will be accepted on the first day of the semester. Forms will be processed as long as an open seat is available at that time.

Regardless of where the cross-registration takes place, students are charged the same tuition rate for cross registered courses as they are for courses within PHPD.

Cross-Format Registration

In addition to courses offered within a student’s official format of study (i.e. online or on campus), students may take graduate-level courses that have been specifically approved which are offered in other formats (i.e. on-campus courses for online students, online courses for on-campus students) at Tufts University. These courses must appear on their program’s list of approved cross-format courses and are available for registration on a space available basis at the start of the PHPD semester. The calendar and start dates of courses in the various programs do not always follow the same schedule, and it is the responsibility of the student to obtain this information and adhere to these schedules. Regardless of where the cross-format registration takes place, students are charged the same tuition rate for cross registered courses as they are for courses within their program/format of study.

Students can cross-format enroll following an online request process, detailed here. Students are eligible for cross-format registration starting in their second semester of enrollment in their program.

Students may enroll in up to 6 credits of concentration/track-specific cross-format coursework or elective cross-format coursework during their program of study. Cross-Format registration requests are reviewed beginning three weeks prior to the start of the semester a course is offered in, through the end of the first week of the semester. Cross-format registration is available on a seat-available basis and not available via the Boston Consortium. Please review the full policy in the student handbook (available in August of each year) or here for more details.

Cross-Format Approved courses for MPH credit

Cross-Format Approved courses for MS-HIA credit

Penalties for Late Registration

It is to the student’s advantage to register online. If a returning student has registered for 0 credits within 5 calendar days of the first day of a semester, he/she will be charged a penalty fee of $200. This fee does not apply to first-semester matriculated students or non-degree students.

Contact the Registrar

136 Harrison Avenue
M&V Suite 142
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Matt Williams