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Admission to DVM/Master of Public Health Program

The DVM/MPH program is a unique dual degree track providing students the basics for understanding and practicing public health. This combined degree program graduates professionals seeking public health positions in government, research, international health, private industry, and academia.

Interested applicants must apply separately to the DVM and MPH programs, meeting application requirements of both programs.

DVM applicants receive information and an application for the MPH program in January, once they have been selected for an interview for admission to the DVM Program. The MPH application for admission must be submitted in early March to the Office of Admissions at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Approximately six to eight students are admitted each year to the DVM/MPH program. Applicants are notified of admission to the program by early April.

The application requirements for applicants to the DVM/MPH program include the following:

  • applicants must have been offered an interview for admission to the DVM program at Cummings School

Approximately six to eight students are admitted each year to the DVM/MPH program. Selection is based on the following criteria:

  • MPH Application and Essays
  • DVM Application Materials

Tuition and fees for the year are payable according to Tufts University guidelines. An additional MPH tuition is charged each semester of the four-year program. This tuition is in addition to the DVM Program Tuition. All tuitions are subject to yearly increases. Please see current MPH tuition rates here

Information on the cost of education as well as the Cummings School refund policy can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.

Financial Aid for the MPH program is not guaranteed. Therefore, it is important for students to be prepared to pay for their MPH tuition. Tuition assistance may be sought through traditional student loan venues. More information regarding financial aid can be found in the Financial Aid section.

For questions and further information, contact the DVM/MPH program.