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
Fall Semester Enrollment
Spring Semester Enrollment
Art History MA January 15 --
Art History and Museum Studies MA January 15 --
Bioengineering MS January 15 September 15
Biology MS, PhD December 1 (PhD)
February 15 (all master's programs)
August 1 (Part-time Track MS only)
October 15 (Open Choice MS only)
December 15 (Part-time Track MS only)
Biomedical Engineering MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15 (MS only)
Biotechnology Engineering PhD December 15 September 15
Chemical Engineering MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Chemistry MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
October 15
Chemistry/Biotechnology MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
October  15
Chemistry: Chemical Physics PhD December 15 October 15
Child Study and Human Development MA January 15 --
Child Study and Human Development PhD December 1 --
Civil and Environmental Engineering MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Classics MA February 15 October 15
Classics with Teaching Licensure MA February 15 October 15
Cognitive Science PhD Deadlines vary by department from December 1 to January 15 --
Computer Engineering MS January 15 September 15
Computer Science MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Computer Science MS (Online) View program deadlines View program deadlines
Cybersecurity and Public Policy MS January 15 September 15
Data Analytics MS January 15 --
Data Science MS January 15 September 15
Data Science MS (Online) View program deadlines View program deadlines
Digital Tools for Premodern Studies MA February 15 --
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership MA February 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Part-time Track only)
October 15
December 15 (Part-time Track only)
Economics MS February 15 --
Economics and Public Policy PhD January 15 --
Education MAT January 2
August 1 (Round 2 deadline for Art Education MAT domestic applicants)
--
Education: Physics Education PhD January 15 --
Education: STEM Education MS/PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
--
Educational Studies MA January 2 --
Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD December 15 September 15
Electrical Engineering MS January 15 September 15
Engineering Management M.S.E.M. (Online and On-Campus) 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 January 15 --
Environmental Policy and Planning MS January 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Part-time Track only)
December 15 (Part-time Track only)
History and Museum Studies MA January 15 --
History MA, PhD January 15 (MA)
January 15 (PhD)
--
Human Factors Engineering MS January 15 September 15
Human Robotic Interaction MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Innovation and Management M.S.I.M. 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 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 December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Mathematics MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
--
Mechanical Engineering MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Museum Education MA January 15 (all programs) --
Music MA January 15 --
Occupational Therapy MS, OTD January 15 (post-professional MS including Part-time Track, post-professional OTD)
October 15 (Entry-level OTD with summer start) 
August 1 (Part-time Track Post-Professional MS only)
October 15 (Domestic post-professional OTD & post-professional MS only)
December 15 (Part-time Track Post-Professional MS only)
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering MS, PhD December 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
September 15
Philosophy MA January 15 --
Physics MS, PhD January 15 (PhD)
January 15 (MS)
--
Psychology PhD December 15 --
Public Policy MPP January 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Part-time Track only)
December 15 (Part-time Track only)
School Psychology MA/EdS January 15 --
Software Systems Development MS January 15 September 15
Sustainability MS January 15 --
Theatre and Performance Studies MA/PhD, PhD December 15 --
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning MA January 15 (all programs)
August 1 (Part-time Track only)
December 15 (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 15
Assistive Technology August 1 December 15
Biomedical Engineering August 1 December 15
Biotechnology August 1 December 15
Civil and Environmental Engineering August 1 December 15
Community Environmental Studies August 1 December 15
Computer Engineering August 1 December 15

Computer Science (Certificate)

August 1 December 15
Computer Science (Post-Bac Certificate) August 1 December 15
Computer Science (Online Post-Bac Certificate) View application deadline View application deadline
Data Analytics August 1 December 15
Data Science August 1 December 15
Diversity and Inclusion Leadership August 1 December 15
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 15
GIS August 1 December 15
Human-Computer Interaction August 1 December 15
Human Factors in Data Science August 1 December 15
Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems August 1 December 15
Management of Community Organizations August 1 December 15
Manufacturing Engineering August 1 December 15
Mathematics (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 --
Microwave and Wireless Engineering August 1 December 15
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 15 (All certificate programs)
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 December 15
Program Evaluation August 1 December 15
Spatial Data Analytics August 1 December 15
Studio Art (Post-Baccalaureate) August 1 --

 

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