Admissions

Tufts School of Medicine seeks students who are dedicated to understanding and improving the health of individuals, communities, and the world at large.

Our online Master of Science in Health Informatics & Analytics program is designed for professionals or recent graduates interested in working with health data to yield meaningful information and improve health outcomes.

Application Deadlines

Our online master’s program offers three start dates per year—in January, May, and September. Our admissions process is rolling, which means applications are reviewed in the order they are received. Our first cohort of students will begin classes in September 2019.

For every cohort, we offer a priority application deadline to help you plan ahead and balance your graduate education with your personal and professional commitments.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines
Classes Start             Early Priority Deadline Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline
January 2020 September 16, 2019 October 14, 2019 November 11, 2019
May 2020 January 20, 2020 February 17, 2020 March 16, 2020
September 2020 May 18, 2020 June 15, 2020 July 13, 2020

If you submit your application by the priority deadline, you will be eligible to receive an application fee waiver.

Application Requirements 

It is common, but not required, for our students to enter the program with a background in healthcare, technology, information management, or data science; however, we encourage individuals from diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds to apply.

To be considered for admission, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. You will also need to submit:

  • The online application. Begin your application now.
  • Test scores. We will accept scores from the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and DAT. GRE test scores can be submitted electronically to Tufts School of Medicine using the CEEB code 4472. Waivers are available for applicants who already hold an advanced degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the US or have at least three years of work experience.
  • Official transcripts. We require all previously attended colleges and universities to submit your transcripts directly to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing, regardless of if you earned a degree. Transcripts can be submitted electronically to appsvcs@onlinepublichealth.tufts.edu or sent by mail to:

    Application Processing Services
    Tufts Public Health Online
    Suite 501
    7900 Harkins Road
    Lanham, MD 20706
     
  • Your resume. Be sure to include your academic and professional experience as well as any elements of your background that relate to the health informatics and analytics field.
  • Statement of purpose. Your narrative should highlight why you are interested in health informatics and analytics in general and the Tufts online program in particular. It should also address your career objectives and how this program will help you achieve those goals.
  • Letters of recommendation. Three letters are required, one of which we recommend comes from an academic reference. We will also accept committee letters provided by your pre-health advising office; the committee letter, however, must contain three separate letters of recommendation (and cannot be just a summary letter). You should request your letters from individuals who are most familiar with your academic and professional history and career goals. 
  • Application fee. The nonrefundable application fee is $70. If you submit your application before the priority deadline, you are eligible for a waiver. Additional candidates for the application fee waiver include members of the military, Tufts alumni, McNair Scholar recipients, AmeriCorps volunteers, active-service Peace Corps volunteers, and City Year AmeriCorps members.

If you have questions about application requirements or the admissions process, contact us at admissions@onlinepublichealth.tufts.edu or Phone Number: 855-594-8212.

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