All students enrolled in the MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) program are charged tuition for fall and spring semesters. The January Preceptorship is considered part of the spring semester for tuition purposes. Tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year is $37,916 and is payable according to Tufts University guidelines. Additional student expenses include health insurance ($4,332 for the 2016-2017 academic year) and the health administration fee, which is $234.
The MAPP program is an accelerated, one-year (September to August) program. It is expected that students will complete all requirements within that time.
Students taking longer than one academic year to finish their degree pay a continuation fee at the beginning of each semester. Students have until August 31 of the second academic year to successfully complete all requirements for their degree. The continuation fee will be assessed as follows: $500 for fall of the second year, $1,500 for spring of the second year, and $1,500 for summer of the second year.
If a student cannot complete the program in the time allotted, a request may be submitted for an extension of time or a leave of absence; otherwise, an administrative withdrawal from the program will be processed, and the student must apply for readmission. Permission to do any one of the foregoing is not automatic, and a negative decision on a request may affect the student's eligibility to receive their degree.
Information on the cost of education as well as the Cummings School refund policy can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.