Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tufts University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tufts University

Medford, MA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 15
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
38 Departments and Programs
departments and programs


Thirty Master's and Doctoral Programs Are Offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) offers eleven doctoral programs and nineteen master's degree programs in a diverse array of arts and sciences disciplines. The GSAS faculty is composed of noted scholars and researchers, who purposely seek student involvement in their research and teaching agendas. Degree programs are available in a wide variety of areas, from art history, education, occupational therapy, and public policy to high-energy physics and biology. Students may pursue master's degrees or graduate certificates in a variety of areas, or enroll in post-baccalaureate programs in premedical studies or computer science. Individual courses can be selected through the Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP).

Grad Students Learn and Share in the Academically Diverse Community of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Graduate students at the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) share resources with the larger community of scholars in other Tufts schools, including hundreds of graduate engineering students and thousands of undergraduates. Approximately 13 percent of the GSAS students hail from more than forty nations around the world, and about 14 percent of the Americans enrolled in GSAS programs are of African American, Latino, Native American, or Asian descent. About one third of the student population consists of part-time students who are balancing their education with jobs or family responsibilities.

Graduate Programs, Combined- and Joint-Degrees, and Interdisciplinary and Professional Doctorates Are Offered in GSAS

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) offers doctoral and master's degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines. GSAS graduate programs are recognized internationally for their excellent instruction, student mentoring, innovative and interdisciplinary research opportunities, and post-graduate placement of students. Ph.D. and master's programs are offered in numerous academic areas. An interdisciplinary doctoral program is also available. A professional doctorate is offered in occupational therapy, to prepare students to be leaders in health functioning, wellness, and quality-of-life programs that serve individuals, groups, and the global community. GSAS also offers combined-degree and joint-degree programs that allow students to combine into a single degree the study programs of two separate but interrelated degree programs.

The Graduate Career-Advancement Program in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Gives Students a Head Start

For students who are looking to enroll in exciting and relevant courses in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering (AS&E), the Tufts Office of Graduate Studies offers the Tufts Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP). GCAP was designed for students who are returning to school after being away, professionals who are changing careers or desire to move upward in their current career, students who want to satisfy their intellectual curiosity, or undergraduate students who want to get a head start on a Tufts graduate program. GCAP courses are taught solely by university faculty members. More than 2,000 graduate and undergraduate AS&E courses are available to choose from.

Students and Colleges Join Forces to Promote Multicultural Awareness

The Graduate Alliance for Multicultural Empowerment (GAME) was created in 2005 to bring together graduate students from all six Tufts schools to encourage multicultural awareness and to promote an understanding of cultural differences throughout the diverse academic community. Tufts University is also a member of The Leadership Alliance, an academic consortium of thirty-three colleges and universities across the country. The alliance works with students from underrepresented cultural groups to pursue degree programs that will develop them into leaders in academia, business, and the public sector. Through the Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP), undergraduates can work for 8 to 10 weeks under the guidance of a faculty or research member to identify the Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. program they wish to pursue. The Leadership Alliance also works for underrepresented graduate students in the physical or life sciences by offering the Leadership Alliance/Schering-Plough Fellowship, which provides supplemental dissertation awards for students to pursue professional development opportunities as they approach completion of their doctoral degrees.

Institutional Diversity Initiatives Emphasize Understanding of Equal Opportunity for Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Office of Institutional Diversity (OID) at Tufts University is home to the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). OEO interprets and implements policies related to affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment and retention at Tufts. The OEO staff also monitors grievances and compliance-related issues, and administers disability services to faculty and staff in accordance with recommendations associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The outreach and programmatic efforts of both the OID and the OEO are informed by scholarship and research related to race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual identity, gender identity, disability, educational and socioeconomic status, age, religion, and national origin.

Location & Contact

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Tufts University

Medford, MA 02155
United States

Robert Cook


Phone: 617-627-3395

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Certificate
      Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
      Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Arts (MA)
      Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy/Master of Arts (MALD/MA)
      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
      Master of Arts/Master of Public Health (MA/MPH)
      Master of Arts/Master of Science (MA/MS)
      Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
      Master of Public Policy (MPP)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Specialist in Education (Ed S)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 367
    • Doctoral Degrees 47
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 0
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


41% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 2,587
    • Accepted 1,065
    • Acceptance Rate 41
    • Enrolled 423
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 15th December 15th Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE General Test
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • Tuition *
    • Student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$730.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Health Care Benefits, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1094
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1094
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino5%
    • Black / African American4%
    • White / Caucasian71%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown13%




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