Tuition and Aid

The cost of a graduate education varies, depending on the amount of support you receive. The types of funding (scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships) available to support students vary by school and program. To learn more about funding opportunities, applicants should contact the department to which they are applying.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 

Master's Programs

Tuition for M.A. and M.S. programs (except as noted below) is charged for one year only. The 2020-2021 tuition is $54,196 for the entire program. Economics MS students who stay on for the Research-Based Program will be charged on a per-credit basis during their second year. The 2020-2021 rate is $1,799 per-credit.

The annual tuition for the M.F.A. in Studio Art is $48,896 for 2020-2021. The payment of tuition is required for two years.

There are many scholarships and financial aid packages available. To learn more about specific master's degree financial aid packages, applicants should contact the department to which they are applying.

Please see the Professional Graduate program tab for the costs of the Occupational Therapy, M.A.T., School Psychology, M.P.P., Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning M.A., and Environmental Policy and Planning M.S. programs.

Professional Graduate Programs

Occupational Therapy Programs

Tuition for the Entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate is billed over three years:

  • First year: Full tuition, AY20/21 – $54,195 (summer, fall, spring)
  • Second year: Full tuition, AY21/22 – TBD* (summer, fall, spring)
  • Third year: Half tuition, AY22/23 – TBD* [Summer 12-week fieldwork (with fieldwork seminar); Fall 12-week fieldwork; spring 14-week doctoral experience/capstone with faculty mentorship and doctoral seminar)]

Tuition for the Post-professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate and the Post-professional Occupational Therapy M.S. is charged for one year. The 2020-2021 tuition rate is $54,196.

*Final tuition rates are established in May for the following academic year.

Education Programs

Tuition for the M.A.T. programs is charged on a per credit basis. The per credit charge beginning in May 2020 is $1,200. Each semester’s billing will be based on the number of credits taken.

The annual tuition for the School Psychology M.A./Ed.S. program is $47,456 for 2020-2021. The payment of tuition is required for two years.

UEP Programs

The 2020-2021 tuition for the M.P.P. program is $54,196

The annual tuition for the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (M.A.) and the Environmental Policy and Planning (M.S.) is $39,080 for 2020-2021. The payment of tuition is required for two years.

Ph.D. Programs

The tuition for full-time Arts and Sciences Ph.D. students is covered by tuition scholarship. Many departments also offer a research or teaching assistantship with admission. Students enrolled in a Ph.D. program are provided the student health insurance free of charge for six years. To learn more about specific Ph.D. program packages, applicants should contact the graduate director of the program to which they are applying.

Certificate Programs

The 2020-2021 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 certificate programs listed below pay a reduced rate. The reduced tuition only applies to courses required for the certificate. The 2020-2021 per-credit tuition for these programs is as follows:

  • Early Childhood Technology (hybrid) - $582
  • Occupational Therapy School-Based Practice (online) - $832
Part-Time Students

Students who are admitted to undertake a program on a part-time basis register for one or two courses a semester and pay the prevailing per-credit rate each year until they have registered and paid for all credits required for the degree. The 2020-2021 tuition for part-time students is $1,799 per credit including credits taken in the summer. Part-time students pay the prevailing per-credit rate each year until their degree is completed.

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The 2020-2021 tuition for the Post-Baccalaureate Mathematics program is $998 per credit.

The tuition for the post-baccalaureate certificate in Studio Art is $44,034 ($22,017 per semester) in 2020-2021

Financial Aid
There are many scholarships and financial aid packages available. To learn more about specific master's degree financial aid packages, applicants should contact the graduate director of the program to which they are applying.

 

School of Engineering 

Engineering Master's Programs

M.S. student tuition rate for 2020-2021:

  • $50,910 ($25,455 a semester)
  • Tuition will be charged for two semesters.

Online M.S. in Computer Science student tuition rate for 2020-2021:

  • $56,001
  • Tuition is billed on a per-credit basis. At the current per-credit tuition rate of $1,697, the total tuition cost for the 33-credit program is $56,001.

Tufts Gordon Institute tuition rates for 2020-21:

  • M.S. in Engineering Management (Part-time, On-Campus): $54,304
  • Tuition is billed depending on whether students choose to enroll in the 2-Year Program or 3-Year Program.
  • M.S. in Engineering Management (Part-time, Online): $54,304
  • Tuition is billed on a per-credit basis at the time that course(s) are taken. At the current per-credit tuition rate of $1,697, the total tuition cost for the 32-credit program is $54,304.
  • M.S. in Innovation & Management (Full-time, On-Campus): $50,910
  • The total tuition is divided into $25,455 per semester.

Tufts Gordon Institute: See additional details.

Engineering Doctoral Programs

Doctoral tuition is $4,420 per semester in 2020-2021. Full tuition is charged for nine semesters unless the student enters the program with an appropriate master’s degree, in which case tuition is charged for six semesters.

Engineering Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate Programs

The 2020-2021 tuition for School of Engineering certificates is $1,697 per credit, with the exception of the online Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP). Tuition for the engineering education certificate is $250 per credit. These rates are also in effect for the summer.

Tuition for the post-baccalaureate programs in Computer Science and Offshore Wind Energy Engineering is $1,697 for graduate-level courses (numbered 100 and above) and $990 for undergraduate-level courses (numbered below 100).

Engineering Part-Time Students

Part-time student tuition rate for 2020-2021:

  • $1,697 per credit, including credits taken during the summer.
  • Students who are admitted to undertake the M.S. or Ph.D. program on a part-time basis register for one or two courses a semester and pay the prevailing per-credit rate each year until they have registered and paid for all credits required for the degree. Students who revert to part-time after beginning their program will be required to pay the full degree charge regardless of the number of courses they have left to complete.

Tufts Gordon Institute tuition rates for 2020-2021:

  • M.S. in Engineering Management (Part-time, On-Campus): $54,304
  • Tuition is billed depending on whether students choose to enroll in the 2-Year Program or 3-Year Program.
  • M.S. in Engineering Management (Part-time, Online): $54,304
  • Tuition is billed on a per-credit basis at the time that course(s) are taken. At the current per-credit tuition rate of $1,697, the total tuition cost for the 32-credit program is $54,304.

Ancillary Fees

  • A Graduate Student Activity Fee of $62 is assessed to students in master's and doctoral programs to support the activities of the Graduate Student Council.
  • A Health Insurance Fee of $3,465 is assessed for comprehensive individual 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, are automatically enrolled in the student insurance while tuition is being charged. The insurance may be waived if proof of outside coverage from a US carrier is submitted.
  • A Comprehensive Student Health Fee estimated at $910 for use of Tufts health and counseling services is mandatory for students enrolled in the student health insurance. Students who are admitted full time, and part-time students registered for seven (7) or more credits, are required to pay the comprehensive health fee while tuition is being charged. The health service fee may not be waived.

Continuation Policies and Fees

  • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    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 Ph.D. students). The 2020-2021 continuation tuition is $1,000 per semester.
  • School of Engineering
    All students will be charged continuation tuition for each semester after the tuition requirements for the program have been satisfied. The 2020-2021 continuation tuition is $900 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.