Admission to the MCM Program

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The MS in Conservation Medicine is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide the training, foundational knowledge, and skills necessary for real world conservation efforts. Graduates of this program are uniquely prepared to enter a wide variety of health, conservation, and policy careers armed with the broad perspective and interdisciplinary skills this program provides.

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university. An advanced degree is not required to apply. Since many disciplines are involved in conservation medicine, the program seeks a diversity of backgrounds for each entering class, including veterinarians, natural and social scientists, engineers, public health and medical professionals, lawyers, policy and wildlife professionals, and others interested in applying their expertise to conservation medicine issues.

Applicants should have a good understanding of conservation medicine's aims and appreciate the value of a One Health approach to human, animal, or environmental health issues. Students should have attained a broad-based education and range of experience, ideally including international or cross cultural exposure and the ability to work collaboratively. Good communication skills, foreign language skills, and writing skills exemplified in a publication record are highly desirable.

Applicants must meet all application requirements and submit an online application by one of the rolling deadlines to be considered for admission to the program. Approximately fifteen students are admitted to the MCM Program each year.

Tuition and Aid

MCM students are charged tuition and fees for fall and spring semesters according to Tufts University guidelines.

Financial aid for the MCM Program is administered through the Financial Aid office. The MCM financial aid application packet includes detailed application instructions and how to determine financial aid eligibility.

For questions and more information, contact the MCM Program or Office of Admissions.