Application Requirements and Process

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To be eligible for the program, students must have completed their bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution. All required materials must be received before your application may be reviewed.

To apply for fall entry, please submit an online application for admission by March 1 or June 1 (at 11:59 PM ET) which includes the following:

  • Personal statement outlining your experiences and motivation for your chosen health profession.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended or currently attending (high school transcripts are not required). Official transcripts will be due upon matriculation.
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be an academic recommendation. If you graduated so long ago that you do not have an academic reference, please use a recent professional reference. This should be someone who may speak to your future success in your chosen field.
  • Résumé or CV. This should be current, targeted to your prehealth postbac application, and include your clinical and/or volunteer experiences.
  • Unofficial SAT, ACT, or GRE test score reports.* Scores do not need to be recent. Official test scores are due upon matriculation.
    • When requesting official scores, please use the following institution codes: 7758 (SAT) // 3901 (GRE) // 9076 (ACT)
    • Do not use the general Tufts University code when ordering your SAT or ACT reports.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $85

*SAT, ACT, or GRE scores are required, if the tests were taken and are still available from the testing service. If none of these scores are available (or none of these tests were taken), then applicants will be required to write a brief essay in which they will explain why none of the tests were taken and how one's educational background will contribute to one's success in completing the program's science coursework.

**If you have taken the MCAT or DAT, you have taken too many prerequisite courses and are not eligible for our program. Our program is designed for students who are exploring prehealth coursework for the first time. We recommend that you explore the Tufts Master's in Biomedical Sciences if this describes your circumstances.

Please note that we are currently not accepting documents by mail. All documentation must be uploaded and submitted electronically. 

Please note that all supporting materials and documentation including transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statements and resumés must be received by the deadline in order for an application to be reviewed and considered. Incomplete application packets will be administratively withdrawn. 

Once an individual submits a completed application, they receive access to an online status page to review its progress.

Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee after each application deadline (March 1 for early action and June 1 for regular decision). We do not make decisions on a rolling basis and review candidates for the next fall start date only.