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Tufts University

School of Engineering

Medford, MA


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World-Class Research University Meets Liberal Arts College

Tufts School of Engineering offers a rigorous engineering education in a unique environment that blends the intellectual and technological resources of a world-class research university with the strengths of a top-ranked liberal arts college. Tufts' size and educational philosophy both support a distinctive sense of community, a diversity of perspectives, and a student-centric learning environment. Engineering curricula across a wide spectrum of majors emphasize project-based learning, the nurturing of leadership skills, and cultivation of creativity through innovative design. Close partnerships with Tufts' cadre of excellent undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools, coupled with a long tradition of collaboration, provide a strong platform for interdisciplinary education and scholarship. Proximity to a thriving Boston metropolitan area facilitates close relationships with local industry and research labs, student internship and employment opportunities, and the committed engagement of seasoned practitioners in the school professoriate. 

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Collaborate Across Campus with Tufts' Medical, Dental, Veterinary, and International Diplomacy Schools

Tufts School of Engineering is widely recognized for its cross-disciplinary research and education graduate programs. Several interdisciplinary programs offered by the university – including "Bioengineering," "Cognitive Science," “Computer Engineering,” “Cybersecurity and Public Policy,” “Data Science,” “Human-Robot Interaction,” "Human Factors Engineering," Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning,”  “Offshore Wind Energy Engineering,” and "Materials Science and Engineering" – have close ties across departments and schools at Tufts. The School of Engineering also maintains formal degree programs with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Arts and Sciences.

Interdisciplinary Research in Strategic Research Areas

Tufts School of Engineering focuses on building core strength and visibility in select cross-cutting strategic areas. The school strives for preeminence in its research and educational programs in five strategic areas.

  • Energy, Water, and the Environment
  • Human Health and Bioengineering
  • Human-Technology Interface
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Learning Science

Tufts Gordon Institute: Today's MBA alternative for engineers

Students can:

- Advance careers in technology or engineering-focused companies

- Choose from weekend, online, or evening programs

- Earn degrees from a top-ranked university

Tufts Gordon Institute, part of the prestigious Tufts University School of Engineering, offers an on-campus or 100% online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) designed specifically for engineers and technical professionals. The part-time graduate degree program builds upon technical expertise while providing students with the core business skills necessary for leading companies in today's technology-driven world. Two-year and three-year options are available.

Tufts Gordon Institute also offers a Master of Science in Innovation and Management (MSIM), designed for recent graduates in a science, engineering, technology, or mathematics field. This intensive one-year professional master's program prepares students to hit the ground running.

Whether students are looking to advance their careers and move into management roles or whether they are experienced engineering professionals seeking new skills for long-term career growth, Tufts Gordon Institute programs are suited to meet their needs. The student body is diverse and typically has several years of work experience in a variety of industries, including: biopharma/medical devices; defense/aerospace; computer and communication hardware/software; research and design; civil/environmental/energy; and electronics/instrumentation.

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Tufts Supports a Diverse Graduate Student Population

To better support graduate students from historically underrepresented groups, the School of Engineering's Center for STEM Diversity and the Graduate Dean’s Office serve as a focal point for graduate recruitment and retention efforts. The offices  support a series of lectures, programs, and student organizations that encourage diversity and gender parity within science, engineering, technology, and mathematics.  

Recruitment events are also coordinated across schools via the Graduate and Professional Student Admissions Recruitment Committee (GAPSARC), which is a university-wide committee of Tufts administrators and faculty members who are actively involved in the recruitment of graduate and professional students from underrepresented groups. To support current graduate students the Multi-Ethnic Graduate Alliance (MEGA) acts as a social and educational organization serving graduate students from all campuses, and the Center for STEM Diversity supports many underrepresented graduate students in the STEM fields. Tufts is member of the National GEM Consortium, a fellowship program for minorities in engineering and applied science 

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)
Doctor of Philosophy/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD/PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 160
Doctoral Degrees 26

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

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required


Acceptance Rate



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline May 15th May 15th No
Spring deadline September 15th September 15th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 90
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 3.65%
Black or African American 1.95%
White or Caucasian 46%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 8.59%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.43%
Unknown 2.47%


Male (62%)
Female (37%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 105
Part-time - 79
Male (133)
Female (51)

Location & Contact

Address Science and Engineering Complex
200 College Avenue
Medford, MA  02155
United States
Contact Dr. Karen Panetta
Dean of Graduate Education
Phone: 617-627-5976

Tufts University