Benefits of a Combined Degree

Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and School of Engineering combined degree programs allow Tufts undergraduate students to earn both their bachelor’s degree and their master’s degree within 5 years. This rewarding degree track is an ideal fit for Tufts undergraduates who are interested in rigorous, innovative programming.

  • Earn your bachelor's and master's degrees together, usually within five years
  • GRE scores are not required
  • Application fee is waived
  • Only two letters of recommendation are required 
  • Tufts undergraduate students have the option of double-counting up to two graduate-level credits (100-level or higher) toward both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements. Participating programs may consider counting one to two approved undergraduate courses towards the graduate degree. Requirements vary by program.
  • Enrollment deposit not required. Please confirm your intent to enroll by filling out the “Decision Reply Form” in your application portal.

How to Apply

The deadline for Tufts A&S undergraduate students to apply is April 1 (extended deadline) for seniors and March 15 for juniors.

The deadline for Tufts SOE undergraduate students to apply has been extended to May 1 for seniors and May 15 for juniors. The deadline for the Cybersecurity and Public Policy combined degree program is April 15.

Seniors must submit their graduation packet and Course Distribution Form to Student Services by May 1. Forms will not be accepted after May 1; there will be no exceptions. Seniors who apply to the combined degree program will be required to submit this form as a part of their application materials. If the required forms for course distribution have not been submitted by May 1 to Student Services, you will be considered for the master’s program only, not the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program.

Degrees

Combined degrees are offered through the following programs:

  • Art Education, BFA/MAT
  • Bioengineering, BS/MS
  • Biology, BS/MS
  • Biomedical Engineering, BS/MS
  • Chemical Engineering, BS/MS
  • Chemistry, BS/MS 
  • Child Study and Human Development, BA/MA
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering, BS/MS
  • Classics, BA/MA
  • Computer Engineering, BS/MS
  • Computer Science, BS/MS
  • Cybersecurity and Public Policy, BS/MS (must enroll in fall semester)
  • Data Analytics, BA/MS or BS/MS
  • Data Science, BS/MS
  • Dual Degree Program: Innovation and Management + Engineering
  • Economics, BS/MS
  • Education: Middle and High School, BA/MAT or BS/MAT (residential program only)
  • Electrical Engineering, BS/MS
  • Environmental Policy and Planning, BA/MS or BS/MS
  • Human Factors Engineering, BS/MS
  • Human-Robot Interaction, BS/MS
  • Innovation and Management, BS/MS
  • Materials Science and Engineering, BS/MS
  • Mathematics, BS/MS
  • Mechanical Engineering, BS/MS
  • Museum Education, BA/MA
  • Music, BA/MA
  • Offshore Wind Energy Engineering, BS/MS
  • Philosophy, BA/MA
  • Software Systems Development, BS/MS
  • Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, BS/MA or BA/MA (Applicants must apply in their junior year)

Tufts undergraduate students have the option of double-counting up to two graduate-level credits (100-level or higher) toward both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements. Students who are interested in these programs should contact their department early to ensure that their course of study at the undergraduate level is preparing them for the graduate program. 

For students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, participating programs may also consider counting one to two approved undergraduate courses towards the graduate degree. Requirements vary by program.

School of Engineering students may enroll full- or part-time. Students enrolling in the Cybersecurity and Public Policy program must start in the fall semester while participating in the master’s degree portion of the combined degree program.

Tuition and Financial Aid

A&S students accepted into a combined bachelor's/master's degree program will typically be charged graduate tuition during the 9th and 10th semester (full-time enrollment, A&S. SOE students will be charged graduate tuition, at the per-credit graduate tuition rate, upon enrollment in graduate courses during their master's degree program.

Institutional grant/scholarship aid, if offered, will be awarded by the graduate program for the semesters the student is charged the graduate tuition rate. The BS/MS combined degree tuition discount cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts with the exception of the Fast-Trac Scholarship Program in the School of Engineering. More information on federal aid options can be found on the Financial Services website.