Application Deadlines

Since graduate admissions are both limited and competitive, it is to your advantage to apply early and to ensure that all required materials are received before the deadlines listed below.

Late applications will only be reviewed when openings remain after all applications received and completed by the deadline have been considered.

Due to federal guidelines, Tufts is unable to sponsor visas for students studying part-time. 

The following deadlines apply to degree programs offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering. Certificate and post-baccalaureate program deadlines and policies differ by program.

Please note, due to federal guidelines, Tufts is unable to sponsor visas for students studying part-time. 

Application Deadlines by Program

Program
Round 2 Deadline for Fall Semester Enrollment
Fall Semester Enrollment
Spring Semester Enrollment
Art History MA May 15 January 15 --
Art History and Museum Studies MA May 15 January 15 --
Bioengineering MS May 15 (domestic applicants only) January 15 September 15
Biology MS, PhD May 15 (MS only) December 1 (PhD)
February 15 (all master's programs)
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track MS only)
October 15 (Open Choice MS only)
December 31 (Pathways Part-time Track MS only)
Biomedical Engineering MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Biotechnology Engineering PhD -- December 15 September 15
Chemical Engineering MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Chemistry MS, PhD May 15 (MS only) December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
October 15
Chemistry/Biotechnology MS, PhD -- January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
October  15
Chemistry: Chemical Physics PhD -- January 15 October 15
Child Study and Human Development MA May 15 January 15 --
Child Study and Human Development PhD -- December 1 --
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Classics MA May 15 February 15 October 15
Classics with Teaching Licensure MA May 15 February 15 October 15
Cognitive Science PhD -- Deadlines vary by department from December 1 to January 15 --
Computer Engineering MS May 15 (domestic applicants only) January 15 September 15
Computer Science MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Computer Science MS (Online) View program deadlines View program deadlines View program deadlines
Cybersecurity and Public Policy MS -- March 15 --
Data Analytics MS May 15 January 15 --
Data Science MS May 15 (domestic applicants only) January 15 September 15
Data Science MS (Online) View program deadlines View program deadlines View program deadlines
Digital Tools for Premodern Studies MA May 15 February 15 --
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership MA May 15 February 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
October 15
December 31 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
Economics MS May 15 February 15 --
Economics and Public Policy PhD -- January 15 --
Education MAT May 15 January 2 --
Education: Physics Education PhD -- January 15 --
Education: STEM Education MS/PhD May 15 (MS only) December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
--
Educational Studies MA May 15 January 2 --
Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD -- January 15 September 15
Electrical Engineering MS May 15 (domestic applicants only) January 15 September 15
Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (Online and On-Campus) May 15 (Round 3)
June 15 (Round 4)
Rolling admissions after June 15
January 15 (Round 1)
March 15 (Round 2)
May 15 (Round 3)
June 15 (Round 4)
Rolling admissions after June 15
September 15 (Round 1, online only)
November 15 (Round 2, online only)
Rolling admissions after November 15 (online only)
 
English PhD -- January 15 --
Environmental Economics and Urban Planning MS May 15 January 15 --
Environmental Policy and Planning MS May 15 January 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
December 31 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
History and Museum Studies MA May 15 January 15 --
History MA, PhD May 15 (MA only) January 15 (MA)
January 15 (PhD)
--
Human Factors Engineering MS May 15 (domestic applicants only) January 15 September 15
Human Robotic Interaction MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Innovation and Management M.S.I.M. Rolling Basis after March 15 January 15 (Round 1)
March 15 (Round 2)
Rolling Basis after March 15
--
Innovation and Management M.S.I.M. - M.S. in Engineering Dual Degree Rolling Basis after March 15 January 15 (Round 1)
March 15 (Round 2)
Rolling Basis after March 15
--
Interdisciplinary Doctorate PhD -- January 15 September 15
Master of Fine Arts MFA -- January 15 -- Applications after this date will be reviewed on a space available basis.  --
Materials Science and Engineering MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Mathematics MS, PhD May 15 (MS only) December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
--
Mechanical Engineering MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Museum Education MA -- January 15 (all programs) --
Music MA May 15 January 15 --
Occupational Therapy MS, OTD May 15 (MS only) January 15 (post-professional MS including Pathways Part-time Track, post-professional OTD)
October 15 (Entry-level OTD with summer start) 
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track Post-Professional MS only)
October 15 (Domestic post-professional OTD & post-professional MS only)
December 31 (Pathways Part-time Track Post-Professional MS only)
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering MS, PhD May 15 (MS, domestic applicants only) January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Philosophy MA -- January 15 --
Physics MS, PhD May 15 (MS only) January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
--
Psychology PhD -- December 15 --
Public Policy MPP May 15 January 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
December 31 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
School Psychology MA/EdS -- January 15 --
Software Systems Development MS May 15 (domestic applicants only) January 15 September 15
Sustainability MS May 15 January 15 --
Theatre and Performance Studies MA/PhD, PhD -- December 15 --
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning MA May 15 January 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Pathways Part-time Track only)
December 31 (Pathways Part-time Track only)

 

Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The following deadlines apply to domestic applicants. International applicants must apply by September 15 for spring admission (excluding the online School-Based Practice program), and June 1 for fall admission. Students are admitted to certificate programs on a rolling basis with the exception of the Museum Studies program.

Certificate
Fall Enrollment
Spring Enrollment
Assistive Design August 1 December 31
Assistive Technology August 1 December 31
Biomedical Engineering August 1 December 31
Biotechnology August 1 December 31
Civil and Environmental Engineering August 1 December 31
Community Environmental Studies August 1 December 31
Computer Engineering August 1 December 31

Computer Science (Certificate)

August 1 December 31
Computer Science (Post-Bac Certificate) August 1 December 31
Computer Science (Online Post-Bac Certificate) View application deadline View application deadline
Data Analytics August 1 December 31
Data Science August 1 December 31
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership August 1 December 31
Early Childhood Technology August 1 --
Engineering Education January 13 (Round 1)
March 13 (Round 2)
May 12 (Round 3)
June 15 (Round 4)
Rolling admissions after June 15
--
Environmental Management August 1 December 31
GIS August 1 December 31
Human-Computer Interaction August 1 December 31
Human Factors in Data Science August 1 December 31
Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems August 1 December 31
Management of Community Organizations August 1 December 31
Manufacturing Engineering August 1 December 31
Mathematics (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 --
Microwave and Wireless Engineering August 1 December 31
Museum Studies April 1 --
Occupational Therapy
Advanced Professional
  Certification in School-Based
  Practice

Advanced Professional Study
Hand and Upper Extremity
  Rehabilitation
August 1 (Except School-Based Practice) December 31 (All certificate programs)
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 December 31
Program Evaluation August 1 December 31
Spatial Data Analytics August 1 December 31
Studio Art (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 --

 

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