School of Engineering Tufts University

School of Engineering Tufts University

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


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 has been widely recognized for its cross-disciplinary research and education graduate programs. Several interdisciplinary programs offered by the university -- including "Bioengineering," "Cognitive Science," "Human Factors," "Water Diplomacy," "Water: Systems, Science, and Society" and "Soft Material Robotics"-- have close ties or formal connections with other professional 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 following criteria were considered in the selection of these areas: providing opportunities for significant societal impact; building on faculty expertise and leadership; leveraging opportunities for multi-disciplinary engagement across the School of Engineering; linking to faculty member strengths in arts and sciences and the Tufts professional schools; and resonating with university priorities. Based upon these considerations, the school strives for preeminence in its research and educational programs in 3 strategic areas, described below:

* Engineering for Health: Faculty strengths and cross-school collaboration in this area include biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, bioinformatics, waterborne disease, and metabolic engineering.

* Engineering for Sustainability: Faculty strengths and collaborations in this area encompass water and diplomacy, water quality, climate change mitigation, environmental remediation, smart structures, alternative energy, and smart grids.

* Engineering the Human/Technology Interface: Faculty strengths in this area include development and dissemination of educational technologies, robotics and cognition, sensors, human factors engineering, and visualization.

Tufts Gordon Institute: Today's MBA alternative for engineers

Students can:

- Advance careers in technology or engineering-focused companies

- Choose from weekend or evening programs

- Earn degrees from a top-ranked university

Tufts Gordon Institute, part of the prestigious Tufts University School of Engineering, offers a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) designed specifically for engineers and technical professionals. The 2-year, 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.

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, the MSEM program is 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 & communication hardware/software; research & 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 serves as a focal point for graduate recruitment and retention efforts. The center coordinates with the Provost office's Associate Director of Graduate Diversity programs to run a day-long Prospective Graduate Student Day, which brings in more than 150 potential graduate students from diverse backgrounds to campus every other year. Other recruitment events are 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 also member of the National GEM Consortium, a fellowship program for minorities in engineering and applied science.

Location & Contact

School of Engineering

Tufts University

Medford, MA 02155
United States

Dr. Karen Panetta

Graduate Program Director

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 617-627-3395

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Departments & Programs

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Engineering And Applied Sciences Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
      Master of Engineering (ME)
      Master of Science (MS)
      Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 164
    • Doctoral Degrees 32
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * 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


35% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 1,286
    • Accepted 452
    • Acceptance Rate 35
    • Enrolled 217
  • 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 Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline September 15th September 15th 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 submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsMay 15
    • Types of financial support availableTuition Waivers, Federal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students595
    • Female Percentage32%
    • Male Percentage68%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students595
    • Part-time Percentage26%
    • Full-time Percentage74%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian70%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian11%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races4%
    • Unknown8%