Public Health and Professional Degree Programs School of Medicine Tufts University

Public Health and Professional Degree Programs School of Medicine Tufts University

Boston, MA
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January 15
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7 Degrees Offered
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Tufts University School of Medicine's Public Health & Professional Degree Programs addresses issues from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and prepares graduates to solve health problems here in the U.S. and throughout the world. At Tufts, students receive a challenging and rewarding education and embark on a career that will make a difference in the world.

Graduates go on to successful careers in public health, medicine, research, business, law, communication, biopharmaceuticals, international policy, and government, among other fields. Regardless of chosen profession, all students graduate with a profound commitment toward active citizenship and the breadth and depth of knowledge that is the hallmark of a Tufts education.

Public Health Programs

Tufts' public health programs include a Master of Public Health (M.P.H) program that offers concentrations in health communication, global health, nutrition, management and policy, and epidemiology and biostatistics. Students can also choose to combine the M.P.H. with the following degrees: M.S. in Biomedical Sciences, M.S. in Nutrition, M.A. in Urban Planning, J.D., M.D., D.V.M., and D.M.D. The Doctor of Public Health (Dr.P.H.) program is for those seeking to gain the advanced knowledge and practical skills required to be a leader in public health.

The Health Communication program offers a Master of Science, certificate, and professional development courses. One of the oldest graduate programs of its kind in the U.S., the program provides skills and strategies to communicate effective health care information with a unique focus on digital communication strategies. The Pain Research, Education and Policy (PREP) program, the only interprofessional postgraduate pain curriculum offered in the U.S., and the only pain education program in the world based in a public health department, addresses a range of pain management issues. The PREP program offers a Master of Science, several certificate tracks, and professional development courses.

Professional Degree Programs

Tufts University School of Medicine's professional degree programs include a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) that helps prepare students to become stronger applicants to medical school and strengthens credentials for the pursuit of advanced degrees in fields such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dental medicine, and biomedical research. Tufts' Physician Assistant (PA) program, the first medical school-based program in Massachusetts, is uniquely qualified to offer clinically-based training and prepare students to begin patient care immediately upon graduation. The Biopharma program, offering both a Master of Science and a certificate track in the development and regulation of medicines and devices, provides a deep and broad learning experience for students that can lead to job opportunities in the life sciences business sector.

Interdisciplinary Education

The success of all of Tufts' Public Health and Professional Degree programs reflects its dedication to interdisciplinary education. Experienced faculty, drawn from throughout the university and beyond, bring a depth of knowledge from fields as diverse as engineering, nutrition, medicine, veterinary medicine, and business. With small classes and a strong sense of community, Tufts offers students individualized attention from professors who are accessible, responsive, and interested in students' goals.

Global Health and Active Citizenship

Tufts' programs emphasize global health and active citizenship. Students have many opportunities to work in local communities and rural settings around the globe, experiencing firsthand the public health challenges many people live with every day. They also develop a deep sense of their roles as active citizens - as individuals who can help make the world a healthier and better place.

Career Services

Tufts' Public Health and Professional Degree Programs has a vibrant Career Services Office whose mission is to support students and alumni in their goal for meaningful careers through education, coaching, and the building of career connections. The office staff is actively engaged in developing professional relationships with employers to promote and fill a wide variety of positions, from field experiences to employment. Recent graduate surveys reveal a highly satisfied workforce among a list of diverse employers. The majority of our graduates consistently find employment within the first three months of graduating.

The Career Services' staff approach is holistic- they work with students from day one of the program and provide career services to alumni for life. They are invested in students' professional success and committed to building relationships with employers.

Campus and Community

Tufts University School of Medicine is located in the heart of Tufts' Health Sciences Campus in downtown Boston. This proximity with several other Tufts science and professional schools, including the School of Dental Medicine, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, exposes students to a stimulating health care environment that pulsates with discovery and innovation. Tufts Medical Center, one of the leading hospitals in the nation, also shares our campus.

Students also have one of the country's most venerable - and most vibrant - cities as their playground. The capital of Massachusetts, Boston is steeped in history and culture, from elegant and ethnic dining and shopping to artistic venues, such as symphony, ballet, opera, live theatre, jazz, and much more. Located in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood, Tufts University School of Medicine is just steps away from the theatre district and the city's many spectacular public parks, and shares the region with some of the world's most prestigious hospitals, biomedical industries, and institutes of higher learning - creating a rich and rewarding intellectual climate in which to study, socialize, and work.

Location & Contact

Public Health and Professional Degree Programs

School of Medicine
Tufts University

136 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02111
United States

Dr. Aviva Must


Phone: 617-636-0935
Fax: 617-636-0898

Emily Keily

Director of Admissions

Phone: 617-636-0935
Fax: 617-636-0898

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Pain Research, Education And Policy Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Development And Regulation Of Medicines And Devices Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Health Communication Certificate
      Master of Science (MS)
    • Public Health Doctor of Public Health (Dr PH)
      Master of Public Health (MPH)
    • Physician Assistant Master of Science (MS)
    • Biomedical Sciences Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 181
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


58% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,239
    • Accepted 706
    • Acceptance Rate 58
    • Enrolled 302
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $70
    • Application Fee - International $70
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 25th October 25th Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test, MCAT, GMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & Fees$42,856
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsFebruary 4
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students481
    • Female Percentage60%
    • Male Percentage40%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students481
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Full-time Percentage80%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian48%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian21%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown17%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty127
    • Full-time Percentage65%
    • Part-time Percentage35%
    • Female Percentage41%
    • Male Percentage59%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchEnvironmental and occupational health, nutrition, epidemiology, health communication, health services management and policy, biostatics, protein interaction, mRNA processing, vascular pathology
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported