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Degree Requirements, Electives, and Course Equivalencies

MPH Electives for students who started in Summer 2019 or later

MPH Approved General Electives for students who started before Summer 2019

MPH Approved Concentration Electives for students who started before Summer 2019

Public Health Program Courses with Equivalent Courses

Applied Learning Experience Enrollment Requirements for MPH students

Please select the degree audit worksheet that aligns with your program and year of graduation.

Master of Public Health Degree Audit Worksheets

 

Matriculated Fall '17 -
Spring '18

Matriculated Fall '18 -
Spring '19

Matriculated Fall '19 -
Spring '20

Matriculated Fall '20 -
Spring '21

Matriculated Fall '21 -
Spring '22

MPH Behavioral Science & Health Communication

BSHC 17-18

BSHC 18-19

BSHC 19-20

BSHC 20-21

BSHC 21-22

MPH Epidemiology/Biostatistics

Epi/Bio
17-18

Epi/Bio
18-19

Epi/Bio 19-20

Epi/Bio 20-21

Epi/Bio 21-22

ONLINE MPH Epidemiology/Biostatistics

N/A

N/A

N/A

ONLINE Epi/Bio 20-21

ONLINE Epi/Bio 21-22

ONLINE MPH Population Health Promotion

 

 

 

 

ONLINE PHP 21-22

MPH Health Services Management & Policy

HSMP 17-18

HSMP 18-19

HSMP 19-20

HSMP 20-21

HSMP 21-22

MPH Nutrition

NUTR 17-18

NUTR 18-19

NUTR 19-20

NUTR 20-21

NUTR 21-22

MPH Generalist

Generalist 17-18

Generalist 18-19

Individualized Study 19-20

Individualized Study 20-21

Individualized Study 21-22

 

Health Communication Program Degree Audit Worksheets

 

Matriculated Fall '14 -
Spring '15

Matriculated Fall '15 -
Spring '16

Matriculated Fall '16 -
Spring '17

Matriculated Fall '17 -
Spring '18

Matriculated Fall '18 -
Spring '19

Matriculated Fall '19 -
Spring '20

MS-Health Communication

MS-HCOM 14-15

MS-HCOM 15-16

MS-HCOM 16-17

MS-HCOM 17-18

MS-HCOM 18-19

MS-HCOM 19-20

Certificate in Digital Health Communication

HCOM Certificate 14-15

HCOM Certificate 15-16

HCOM Certificate 16-17

HCOM Certificate 17-18

HCOM Certificate 18-19

HCOM Certificate 19-20

Doctor of Public Health Degree Audit Worksheets

 

Matriculated Fall '14 -
Spring '15

Matriculated Fall '15 -
Spring '16

Matriculated Fall '16 -
Spring '17

Matriculated Fall '17 -
Spring '18

Matriculated Fall '18 -
Spring '19

DrPH

DrPH 14-15

DrPH 15-16

DrPH 16-17

DrPH 17-18

DrPH 18-19

 

Master of Science - Health Informatics and Analytics Program Degree Audit Worksheets

 

Matriculated Fall '19 - Spring '20

Matriculated Fall '20 - Spring '21

Matriculated Fall '21-Spring '22

MS-HIA Health Informatics Track

MS-HIA Health Informatics Track 19-20

MS-HIA Health Informatics Track 20-21

 

MS-HIA Health Analytics Track

MS-HIA Health Analytics Track 19-20

MS-HIA Health Analytics Track 20-21

 

MS-HIA Degree (trackless program for new students Fall '21 onward)

 

 

MS-HIA Fall '21-Spring '22

 

Pain Research, Education, & Policy Degree Audit Worksheets

 

Matriculated Fall '15 -
Spring '16

Matriculated Fall '16 -
Spring '17

Matriculated Fall '17 -
Spring '18

Matriculated Fall '18 -
Spring '19

Matriculated Fall '19 -
Spring '20

MS-Pain Research, Education, & Policy

MS-PREP
15-16

MS-PREP
16-17

MS-PREP
17-18

MS-PREP
18-19

MS-PREP 19-20

MS-Pain Research, Education, & Policy/New England School of Acupuncture

MS-PREP/NESA
15-16

MS-PREP/NESA
16-17

MS-PREP/NESA
17-18

MS-PREP/NESA
18-19

MS PREP/NESA 19-20

Certificate in Pain Research, Education, & Policy

PREP Certificate 15-16

PREP Certificate 16-17

PREP Certificate 17-18

PREP Certificate 18-19

PREP Certificate 19-20

Biomedical Sciences Degree Audit Worksheets

 

Matriculated Fall '16 -
Spring '17

Matriculated Fall '17 -
Spring '18

Matriculated Fall '18 -
Spring '19

Matriculated Fall '19 -
Spring '20

Matriculated Fall '20-
Spring '21

Matriculated Fall '21-
Spring '22

MS-Biomedical Science

MBS 16-17

MBS 17-18

MBS 18-19

MBS 19-20

MBS 20-21

MBS 21-22

Dual-Degree Audit Worksheets

 

Matriculated Fall '17 -
Spring '18

Matriculated Fall '18 -
Spring '19

Matriculated Fall '19 -
Spring '20

Matriculated Fall '20 -
Spring '21

Matriculated Fall '21 -
Spring '22

MD/MPH

MD/MPH
Class of 2021

MD/MPH
Class of 2022

MD/MPH Class of 2023

MD/MPH Class of 2024

MD/MPH Class of 2025

MD/MPH - Maine Track

MD/MPH Maine
Class of 2021

MD/MPH Maine
Class of 2022

MD/MPH Maine Class of 2023

MD/MPH Maine Class of 2024

MD/MPH Maine Class of 2025

DVM/MPH

DVM/MPH
Class of 2021

DVM/MPH
Class of 2022

DVM/MPH Class of 2023

DVM/MPH Class of 2024

DVM/MPH Class of 2025

DMD/MPH

DMD/MPH
Class of 2021

DMD/MPH
Class of 2022

DMD/MPH Class of 2023

DMD/MPH students who start in fall or spring 2020 select 

an MPH concentration listed above.

DMD/MPH students select an MPH concentration listed above

JD-BC/MPH

JD-BC/MPH 17-18

JD-BC/MPH 18-19

JD-BC/MPH 19-20

JD-BC/MPH 20-21

21-22

JD-NEU/MPH

JD-NEU/MPH 17-18

JD-NEU/MPH 18-19

JD-NEU/MPH 19-20

JD-NEU/MPH 20-21

JD-NEU/MPH 21-22

PA/MPH

PA/MPH 2018

PA/MPH 2019

PA/MPH 2020

PA/MPH 2021

PA/MPH 2022

*Beginning in Summer 2018, Tufts University will adopt the credit-hour system—used by most universities in the United States. This change will also apply to the School of Medicine, Public Health and Professional Degree Programs. When the new credit system is in place, most courses will be worth 3 credits and half semester courses will be worth 1.5 credits. Below, please find a listing of the new required credits by program.

 Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH)

 42 credits 

 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

127 credits

 Master of Public Health (MPH)

 42 credits

Master of Science in Health Informatics and Analytics

36 credits

 Master of Science in Biomedical Science

 33 credits

 Master of Science in Pain Research, Education and Policy (PREP)

 33 credits

 Master of Science in Health Communication (HCOM)

 31.5 credits

 Master of Medical Science – Physician Assistant Program (Spring 2019 admits and onward)

 135 credits

 Certificate in Digital Health Communication

 12 credits

 Certificate of Advanced Study in Pain Topics

 15 credits

Students who matriculate prior to the implementation of the new credit system will see a change in the way in which course credits appear, but Tufts will make every effort to keep degree requirements consistent with information provided in the Student Handbook of the student’s year of matriculation. The new credit-hour system will make transfer of credit easier for students and will make the Tufts transcript more self-explanatory to most graduate and professional schools. Because the credit hour generally reflects the amount of time required for the course, students may find it easier to create a balanced course-load each semester. For example, a 3 credit course generally requires 3 hours of class or instructional contact per week. In 2011, the United States Department of Education instructed all accreditation agencies to review university credit policies and ensure that universities use a common standard for awarding credit hours. This has resulted in the need for Tufts to move to a system where credit hours and instructional contact hours are linked.