Understanding the Admissions Process

Tufts Graduate Academic Programs and Faculty
We offer more than 60 doctoral and master’s degrees in arts and sciences and in engineering. You may also pursue practice-based master’s degrees or certificates in a number of areas.

As a Tufts graduate student, you’ll learn from and work side-by-side with faculty who are world-class researchers and leading scholars in their fields. Our collegial environment fosters collaboration, as well as opportunities to be involved in meaningful and rigorous interdisciplinary exploration and research.

Our academic departments’ sites have specific information for each of our graduate programs. We strongly encourage you to reach out to your graduate program director with any questions you may have.

Request Program Information through the Admissions Inquiry Form

Our Commitment to Diversity
We believe that the diversity of our graduate students deeply enriches our community. A diverse student body is fundamental to our academic mission to provide multiple views and perspectives that enhance the teaching, research, and development of new knowledge. In addition to promoting academic and research diversity, our mission is also to achieve cultural diversity by creating a welcoming academic and social environment for all students.

Applying for Graduate Admission
Once you submit your application, the relevant academic department or committee will review your materials. Our general timeline:

  • For fall admission, you’ll receive a decision in March or April.
  • For spring admission, you’ll receive a decision in November or December.
  • For a certificate program, you’ll receive notification within four weeks of submitting your complete application.
  • For scholarship aid and/or fellowship awards, you’ll receive an offer letter with your offer of admission letter.

Throughout the process, you can follow the status of your application and receive your admissions decision through your Tufts admissions account.

Learn more about application requirements and policies, explore costs and aid, or contact us at 617-627-3395 or gradadmissions@tufts.edu.

We appreciate your interest in Tufts University and look forward to receiving your application.


Roxana Woudstra
Director of Graduate Admissions