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


Realize Your Promise and Potential at Tufts

The Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) brings to bear all the resources of Tufts University - a vibrant research institution with a rigorous intellectual culture. We offer more than 22 doctoral programs and 30 master's degrees programs - from Art and Art History to Physics and Astrophysics - and opportunities to teach and mentor some of the brightest undergraduates in the country. Our faculty members are committed to your success and offer complete professional preparation. Through coursework, mentoring, publishing, fieldwork, and independent research, our graduate students enter the job market positioned to apply what they've learned.

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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.

Graduate Programs, Combined- and Joint-Degrees, and Interdisciplinary and Professional Doctorates

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. 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.

Diversity Initiatives and Practices

Our graduate programs bring together individuals from varied backgrounds and nationalities to create a rich and diverse culture in which you'll find a genuine, supportive community. We believe that the diversity of our graduate students deeply enriches our community. A diverse student body is fundamental to our academic mission to provide multiple views and perspectives that enhance the teaching, research, and development of new knowledge. In addition to promoting academic and research diversity, our mission is also to achieve cultural diversity by creating a welcoming academic and social environment for all students. We have a vibrant international center and many resources to support a diverse student body.

Location & Contact

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Tufts University

Medford, MA 02155
United States

Dr. Robert Cook


Office of Graduate Admissions

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 409
    • Doctoral Degrees 51
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 25
    • * 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 2,169
    • Accepted 907
    • Acceptance Rate 41
    • Enrolled 388
  • 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 January 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 & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • 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 Students1046
    • Female Percentage68%
    • Male Percentage32%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1046
    • Part-time Percentage18%
    • Full-time Percentage82%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian7%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races3%
    • Unknown11%