Remote Learning for MPH in Fall 2020
The School of Medicine has determined that all MPH coursework offered in fall 2020 will be delivered remotely. By moving to remote instruction, we hope to provide you with the flexibility to decide when and how to relocate to Boston without compromising your health or your budgets. Since we are located in the heart of an urban center, this decision also allows for more effective social distancing and will contribute to city-wide efforts to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and to protecting the health our community and our neighbors.
Learn More about Fall 2020
Remote Learning Experience WebinarIn mid-July we hosted a webinar to share why we chose remote learning, how faculty are designing fall courses, and what extracurricular options are being developed. (Note you will need to login to your application portal.)
Virtual Visit Class ToursRegister for a virtual visit to have a one-on-one personalized "tour" of the remote learning environment actively being used for summer classes via Zoom and hosted by the Admissions Office.
Remote Learning at Tufts
Many of our faculty have experience teaching remote classes as well as in-person classes. They are very familiar with the guiding principles surrounding course design and development in a virtual environment. While we are moving to virtual offerings under emergency circumstances, we are not rushing. We will be very thoughtful about making sure the classes and student experience we offer in the fall take full advantage of a remote learning environment. That is one of the reasons we have made this decision in May; we want our faculty and staff to have the time needed to plan to offer you the best experience possible. This includes:
FAQ About Remote Learning
- Synchronous (meaning “live”) and asynchronous (on your own time) course content which gives you some more flexibility in completing classwork.
- Interactive coursework that uses technology to deepen your understanding—things like video case studies, electronic whiteboards, virtual field trips, and interviews or lectures from guest public health leaders.
- Videoconferencing that allows for full class participation during instruction. You’ll see your classmates and professor, and they will see you. You can ask questions live during class, and discuss class topics with your classmates in integrated, small video breakout groups.
- Remote access support for other connections. You can participate in small study groups via video chat. We will provide support for extracurriculars like journal clubs and film clubs. Our Student Senate will continue to host virtual meetups and events like trivia, bingo, and movie nights. We will host research seminars remotely.
How frequently will the remote classes this fall meet? What are the expectations for outside of class work?
Do I need to move to Boston? Will I have to be on campus at all?
I’m an international student. Can I participate in the remote classes from where I’m currently living without a VISA?
I saw that Tufts has an Online Master of Public Health. Am I now in that program?
I live in a different time zone than Boston, will there be allowances for different schedules?
What technology do I need to participate in remote classes?
How many classes do I have to take/can I take?
Can I still use financial aid if I am taking remote classes?
If I live nearby already, can I come to class anyway?
If I live nearby already, can I go to campus and use University facilities?