Tuition, Expenses, and Financial Aid

Below are the anticipated full-time tuition rates for the 2019-2020 academic year at the Friedman School. Read more about scholarships or visit the bursar's office on the Tufts Health Sciences campus.

Tuition for Online Graduate Courses and Certificate Programs

Program Length of Program Cost
Graduate Certificate Courses and Programs 3 courses $2,541/course

Anticipated Full-Time Rates for 2019-2020

Degree Programs and Blended Degree Program

Program Length of Program Cost
MS 2 years $45,312 per year
MAHA 1 year $45,312 per year
Master of Science/Dietetic Internship 2 Years $22,304 + Clinical Training Fee
MNSP, Blended Learning Program 10 courses $5,664/course
Ph.D. 2 years $22,500 per year

Continuing Student Tuition

Once students have finished the tuition obligations for the degree they will be earning
they will be charged an annual fee until they receive the degree.


$5,190 per year



Other Fees for Academic Year 2019-2020

Per Course $5,664/course
Clinical Training Fee

This is a one-time fee assessed by the Tufts Medical Center to those students in the Master of Science/Dietetic Internship program.

Health Admin Fee $250/year
All enrolled students are required to pay an annual health administration fee. This fee covers the cost of immunization screening, health plan administration, counseling.
Technology Fee $396/year
All enrolled students are required to pay an annual Technology Fee. This fee helps to cover the costs associated with maintaining and up-grading the computer equipment and software available in the student computer lab.
Activity and Supply Fee $390/year
This fee is intended to cover expenses related to Orientation, Commencement, student activity groups, Sackler and Posner student athletic facilities and other miscellaneous student activities taking place throughout the year.


Combined Degree Programs

Combined MS/Dietetic Internship and MS in Nutrition Communication
2 years of MS/Dietetic Internship tuition plus one-half year of MS in Nutrition Communication.
Dual MS (Friedman School) with MA (UEP)
6 semesters of tuition; 3 semesters with the Friedman School and 3 semesters with UEP in the Graduate School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering.
6 semesters of tuition; 3 semesters with the Friedman School and 3 semesters with the Fletcher School.
5 semesters of tuition; 3 semesters with the Friedman School and 2 semesters with Medical School

Blended Learning Program

Master of Nutrition Science and Policy, Blended Learning Program
Tuition is charged on a per course basis each semester.  The program uses the same per-course rates as noted above (10 credits overall x the per-course rate = the full cost of tuition for the degree). Students in the blended program will also be required to pay the annual technology fee and a continuation fee as applicable.              

Degree Payment Policies

Satisfactory completion of the master's degree requires two years of tuition. For students continuing on to the Ph.D. program from the M.S. program, one additional year of tuition is charged, for a total of three years. If the applicant is admitted directly into the Ph.D. program, two years of full tuition will be charged. Doctoral candidates who have satisfied their tuition obligation pay an annual fee in order to remain registered while working on their dissertation. The cost of tuition may be partially offset by a combination of employment opportunities on funded research projects, teaching assistantships, and tuition scholarships. (See Financial Aid.) Health insurance will be provided and billed to those students not covered under appropriate alternate plans. The trustees of Tufts University reserve the right to change the tuition and fees, or to establish additional fees or charges for special features or services whenever such action is deemed advisable. The earliest possible notification of changes in tuition and other fees will be given in these cases. If a student is permitted to pursue a degree on a part-time basis, the tuition fee is prorated. Enrollment in three or more courses per semester constitutes full-time status and in two courses or fewer constitutes part-time status. Tuition charges are not reduced when courses are accepted for transfer credit.

Applying for Federal Financial Aid

Friedman School Students applying for federal financial aid will do so through the Office of Financial Aid at the Tufts University School of Medicine. A variety of information is available, including but not limited to: types of aid available, how to apply, financial literacy information, and repayment options and examples.Please note students applying for aid must fill out both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Graduate Financial Aid Application. Questions about applying for federal financial aid should be directed to or (617) 636-6574.

Estimate of Expenses

This document shows expenses not only for the Friedman degree programs, but also for living in/around Boston, books and supplies, and associated fees.

Health Insurance

Friedman students may sign up for the Tufts Associated Health Plan (TAHP), a health maintenance organization that provides both routine medical care and major medical insurance coverage. It is not the intention of the university to replace adequate insurance coverage that the student may already have. Therefore, a waiver of the insurance plan will be considered for those students who can show evidence of adequate coverage by other plans. To download the Health Insurance Waiver Form or for more information, please visit the Student Advisory & Health Administration's website