Tufts Plus Program

Want to become a "Double Jumbo"?

The GSAS Tufts Plus program makes the application process for our master's programs simpler for Tufts seniors or recent Tufts alumni who have graduated within the past three years. Admitted applicants are also eligible for generous tuition scholarships.

Tufts Plus benefits include:

  • Streamlined application process:
    • GRE requirement waived
    • Only two letters of recommendation required (we strongly suggest one is from an academic advisor)
  • Application fee waived
  • Lower tuition cost: if admitted to your program, you will receive a minimum tuition scholarship of $10,000
  • Complete your degree faster: you may reserve up to two graduate-level courses from your Tufts undergraduate studies toward your master's requirements (pending faculty approval). Please contact the Registrar's Office for more information. 

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The Tufts Plus program is available for all GSAS master's programs. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4 point scale and be a current senior, or have graduated within the past three years.

Please see below for additional eligibility requirements for select programs.

Child Study and Human Development

Eligible students must have a 3.25 GPA their senior year. Students are eligible for the program up to one year following graduation from the undergraduate program at Tufts.


Qualified applicants to Tufts Plus programs in Education must have a senior year GPA of 3.25 or better in their major, and a strong commitment to education and public service.


In addition to history majors, the department will also consider applicants from other majors on a case-by-case basis. Qualified applicants must have strong recommendations, a GPA of 3.25 or better and a strong commitment to academic research and scholarship.


Qualified applicants must have:

  • 3.25 GPA or better
  • By the time of application a substantial portion of the undergraduate math major requirements completed. This normally includes two of the following:
    • Math 135
    • Math 136
    • Math 145
    • Math 146
  • Completion of two of the following sequences:*
    • Math 135-6
    • Math 145-6
    • Math 151-2
    • Math 161-2

This requirement must be met before starting the program and can be fulfilled through graduate courses.


Qualified applicants to the Tufts Plus program in Music must have a GPA of 3.25 or better in their major.

Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Qualified applicants to the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning's Tufts Plus programs must have:

  • a strong commitment to community and public engagement
  • relevant work experience, either during or subsequent to college