Public Health

The graduate program in Public Health at the Tufts University School of Medicine offers Tufts undergraduates an opportunity to apply for admission in the spring of their sophomore year up to July 15th of their senior year. A small number of students each year are granted admission to this program.

Participants in this program take four of their required Master’s in Public Health courses while still undergraduates (two of these courses count toward both the bachelor's and master’s degrees), thus leaving them with only nine courses to complete upon matriculation into the master’s program. Participants are not required to take the GRE when applying. Program participants can select any undergraduate major.

To be eligible to apply, you must be at least in your sophomore year at Tufts and have demonstrated academic proficiency in your freshman and sophomore coursework. If you choose to apply to other public health schools, you will not forfeit your spot in the Combined Degree Program. 

Program Requirements

  • Community Health - CH 1 or CH 2 (recommended)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative reasoning as indicated by test scores and/or grades in math, statistics, or epidemiology

Additional Requirements If Admitted

  • Complete your bachelor’s degree and remain in good standing throughout your undergraduate career
  • 120-hour field placement in a health or human services field prior to matriculating into the MPH program
  • Principles of Epidemiology (CE 154) in your junior or senior year along with three other graduate-level courses
  • At least one semester of biology as an undergraduate (strongly recommended)

Application Process

Application Deadlines

  • The earliest that you can apply is the first semester of your sophomore year.
  • The latest that you can apply is July 15 before your senior year.
  • Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

The application is available online. You will need three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must be from a faculty member.

In the fall of your senior year, all bachelor’s/MPH students fill out the Transcript Reconciliation for BA/MPH and BS/MPH Students form. Here you will list which two MPH courses will count exclusively toward your MPH degree. The remaining two MPH courses will automatically count for both degrees. We strongly urge you to complete the form in close consultation with your academic advisor and the BMPH Program Director.

Submit your Transcript Reconciliation form along with the Degree Sheet to the Student Services Desk in Dowling Hall.