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Application to MS-Infectious Disease and Global Health

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Application to MS-Infectious Disease and Global Health

Admissions Process and Requirements

Admission to the MS-IDGH program will be based on an evaluation and recommendation by the MS-IDGH Committee. An interview may be required. The Dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine will admit applicants from these recommendations. Approximately 12–20 students will be admitted to the MS-IDGH program each year.

Application Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must submit an online application by one of the following deadlines:

Application Deadlines
Applications completed by: Will be evaluated by:
February 1 March 15
April 1 April 29

If openings exist after May 1, applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the class is full.

  • Application for Admission
    An online application for all applicants to the MS-IDGH program is available for your convenience.
  • Application Fee
    A nonrefundable application fee of $70 which you may pay by credit card when completing the online application.
  • MS-IDGH Program Prerequisites
    Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university. Undergraduate work does not have to be completed in a specific major. Additionally, candidates must successfully complete the following course work prior to enrolling at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine but not necessarily prior to applying to the school. All prerequisite coursework must be college or university level.
    • Biology (two semesters)
    • Statistics (one semester)
    • Chemistry (one semester)
    • A minimum of one semester of a science laboratory is also required, preferably in biology.
  • Academic Transcripts
    Official transcripts from all colleges and universities an applicant has attended. This will include separate official transcripts for all foreign exchange or semester abroad programs, and transfer credit from other institutions that appear on an applicant’s primary transcript. All transcripts will be mailed to the Office of Admissions, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01536
  • Standardized Tests
    Applicants must submit score results from either the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Official MCAT Scores
    To send your MCAT scores to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, please follow these instructions:
    • Log in to MCAT Testing History
    • Select “Send all of my scores”
    • In the box “Veterinary Schools,” select “Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University”
    • Select "Add"
    • After reading the consent to release scores, check the box “I agree”
    • Select "Submit"

Additional information can be obtained on the MCAT website.

  • Official GRE Scores
    The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine recipient code for the GRE is 3893.Although the Educational Testing Service allows options for reporting GRE scores to graduate and professional schools, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine does not. You must submit all of your GRE scores from all of your test administrations. You may not decide to send certain scores only. This means that if you have already taken the GRE and you need to request scores for your Tufts application, you must choose the “Score Select All” option. If you plan to take the GRE again after submitting your application, you must choose the “Score Select All” option on your test day. There is no charge for choosing this option.GRE scores are valid for five years. Additional information can be obtained on the GRE website.
  • Letters of Evaluation
    Three letters of evaluation, one from each of the following areas:
    • A faculty member in your major field of study
    • A professional colleague or employer
    • A faculty member or professional colleague

Applicants from Foreign Countries.

In addition to all of noted application requirements, foreign applicants must also submit:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, in their original language
  • Attested English translations of all transcripts, if applicable
  • Test results for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if their native language is not English

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