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Below are the tuition costs for GSAS programs for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Note: Starting with students enrolling in Fall 2023, most GSAS programs bill tuition using a per credit model instead of billing semi-annually for tuition. This change was made to provide students better flexibility so they may "pay-as-they-go". Students in multi-year programs who enrolled before Fall 2023 will be billed using the flat tuition process they started their program with.

PhD Programs

The 2023-2024 tuition rate for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD students is $4,830 per semester. Please visit the Student Financial Services website and their page on Cost of Attendance for Graduate School

Tuition for Graduate School of Arts and Sciences PhD students is fully covered by Tufts tuition scholarships. PhD students are also eligible for federal loans to cover the cost of living expenses. In addition, many departments/programs offer research or teaching assistantships with admission. To learn more about specific PhD program packages, applicants should contact the graduate director of the program to which they are applying.

Note: Students enrolled in a PhD program are provided a subsidy for the full cost of Tufts Student Health Insurance and the Health and Wellness fee for five years and for eligible sixth year students.

Master's Programs

GSAS bills tuition using a per-credit billing model, meaning you are billed for the number of credits you take each semester. This billing model is used to provide students better flexibility so they may "pay-as-they-go".

Select a program below for the cost of tuition per credit for the 2023-2024 academic year.

To calculate your estimated tuition for a semester, you need to multiply the per-credit cost of your program by the number of credits you plan to take that semester. Please visit the Student Financial Services website and their page on Cost of Attendance for Graduate School

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provides students with tuition scholarships to help with the cost of your degree. To learn more about our process and generous tuition scholarships, contact Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@tufts.edu.

Occupational Therapy Doctoral Programs

The Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate and the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate use a per-credit billing model, meaning you are billed for the number of credits you take each semester. 

The 2023-2024 per credit tuition for the Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctorate is $1,197.
The 2023-2024 per credit tuition for the Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate is $1,797.

To calculate your estimated tuition for a semester, you need to multiply the per-credit cost of your program by the number of credits you plan to take that semester. Please visit the Student Financial Services website and their page on Cost of Attendance for Graduate School 

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provides students with tuition scholarships to help with the cost of your degree. To learn more about our process and generous tuition scholarships, contact Graduate Admissions at gradadmissions@tufts.edu.

Certificate Programs

The 2023-2024 tuition for most certificates offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences is $998 per credit. The rate also applies to courses taken in the summer.

Students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy School-Based Practice certificate pay a reduced rate of $832 per credit. The reduced tuition only applies to courses required for the certificate.

Please visit the Student Financial Services website and their page on Cost of Attendance for Graduate School

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The 2023-2024 tuition for the Post-Baccalaureate Mathematics certificate is $998 per credit.

Tuition for the Post-baccalaureate certificate in Studio Art is billed at a flat rate semi-annually. The 2023-2024 tuition for the Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art is $44,036 (or $22,018 per semester).

Please visit the Student Financial Services website and their page on Cost of Attendance for Graduate School

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences provide tuition scholarships to high achieving applicants to the Post-Bacc in Studio Art. To learn more about our process and generous tuition scholarships, contact SMFA Admissions at smfaadmissions@tufts.edu.

Financial Aid

There are many scholarships and financial aid packages available for GSAS students.

Learn more about Scholarship and Aid      Financial Aid FAQs

Ancillary Fees for GSAS

  • A Graduate Student Activity Fee is assessed to students in master's and doctoral programs to support the activities of the Graduate Student Council. The 2023-2024 Graduate Student Activity Fee is $62. This fee is not charged to certificate students or students enrolled in fully online programs.
  • A Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Fee is assessed for comprehensive individual injury or illness medical coverage for students. If desired, coverage is also available for spouses and children. Students who are admitted full time, and part-time students registered for seven (7) or more credits in residential (including hybrid) programs, are automatically enrolled in SHIP while tuition is being charged. Students enrolled in fully online programs are not charged the SHIP fee. The insurance may be waived if proof of outside comparable coverage from a US carrier is submitted. The 2023-2024 Student Health Insurance Plan costs $4080 per year. 
  • A Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) Fee is mandatory for students who are admitted full time, and part-time students registered for seven (7) or more credits in residential (including hybrid) programs. SHAW is $1,090 for 2023-2024 (students are charged $545 per semester). This fee covers use of Tufts Health Service, Tufts Counseling and Mental Health Services, the Center for Awareness, Resources, and Education (CARE), and Tufts Health Promotion and Prevention (HPP), all on the Medford/Somerville campus. This fee is assessed per semester while tuition is still being charged. Students enrolled in fully online programs are not charged the SHAW fee.

Continuation Policies and Fees for GSAS

All students will be charged continuation tuition for each semester after their expected degree completion period (two years for most master's students; three years for master's students in occupational therapy (entry-level program), school psychology, and urban and environmental policy and planning; three years for entry-level OTD students; and six years for PhD students). The 2023-2024 continuation tuition is $1,000 per semester.

The Trustees of Tufts College reserve the right to change the tuition or to establish additional fees or charges for special features or services whenever such action is deemed advisable. We will provide the earliest possible notification of changes in tuition and other fees.