Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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About

Graduate programs at Tufts University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences combine the atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the state-of-the-art technological resources of a research institution. World-class researchers, personal mentoring, collaborative laboratory facilities, and industry partnerships equip Tufts students with the skills to excel in their chosen specialties and pursue their careers with passion and commitment.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences brings to bear all the resources of Tufts University—a vibrant research institution with a rigorous intellectual culture. We offer more than 22 doctoral programs and 30 master’s degree programs – from Art History to Physics – and opportunities to teach and mentor some of the brightest undergraduates in the country.
Our faculty members are committed to your success and offer complete professional preparation. Through coursework, mentoring, publishing, fieldwork, and independent research, our graduate students enter their careers positioned to apply what they've learned.
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Programs

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MA

MA/Ed.S. in School Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Medford

The M.A./Ed.S. program in School Psychology is offered by the Department of Education to prospective school psychologists. Experienced professionals who hold a graduate degree in a related field may apply for re-specialization in our Ed.S. only program. [+]

The M.A./Ed.S. program in School Psychology is offered by the Department of Education to prospective school psychologists. Experienced professionals who hold a graduate degree in a related field may apply for re-specialization in our Ed.S. only program. School psychologists have a vital responsibility in the nation's schools to promote mental health and secure quality education for all children.

Our program is geared toward research informed, school-based practice. Since School Psychology is writing intensive, our students develop these skills. For the first two years, students are engaged in academic coursework, but this balance gradually shifts toward the full-time internship experience in the third year. Students work in the field from the beginning of the program and accumulate a minimum of 1950 hours of supervised experience over the three years. Our Step UP Boston program is one example of our commitment to social justice. Providing high-quality services in urban and urban rim schools is a program priority.... [-]


MA in Art History

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The master’s program in Art History is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students engage these issues through course work, seminars independent research, and teaching experience. [+]

The master’s program in Art History is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students engage these issues through course work, seminars independent research, and teaching experience. Students complete their degree either by writing a thesis or by submitting two qualifying papers; either option involves an independent research topic designed by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. M.A. students from our program are successful in applying to and completing Ph.D. programs.

Why pursue a Master's in Art History?

While the prospect of two more years of school may be daunting, you should think of an M.A. as a worthwhile investment in a rewarding lifetime career. Jobs in the art world may not be as well remunerated as other professions, but they offer very high job satisfaction. Art itself is life-enhancing and the art world attracts creative and interesting people. Besides, we live in a "credentialed" society. To become a doctor or lawyer you need to go to medical or law school. An MBA will boost opportunities in the business world. A master's degree is becoming increasingly advantageous, if not essential, for art world professionals.... [-]


MA in Art History and Museum Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The master’s in Art History and Museum Studies is designed to give students advanced qualification in art history and a broad introduction to museum work and theory. The program is offered for those hoping to work in art collection-related fields. It provides students with skills and insights to integrate the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings. [+]

The master’s in Art History and Museum Studies is designed to give students advanced qualification in art history and a broad introduction to museum work and theory. The program is offered for those hoping to work in art collection-related fields.

It provides students with skills and insights to integrate the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings. Graduates of this program typically pursue careers as curators, collections managers, educators or administrators in museums and galleries.

Why choose Tufts to prepare for a museum career?

Today's museum professionals are creative problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. They understand collections, audiences, and how to tell stories. They facilitate visitors' understanding of the past, present, and future through interactions with material objects and scholarship using face-to-face encounters and technological tools.... [-]


MA in Child Study and Human Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Master of Arts in Applied Child Development program provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in child development, coursework in an area of specialization, research skills, and applied opportunities and fieldwork that prepare students for a career that directly impacts the lives of children, youth and families. [+]

The Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development's Master of Arts in Applied Child Development program provides students with a strong theoretical foundation in child development, coursework in an area of specialization, research skills, and applied opportunities and fieldwork that prepare students for a career that directly impacts the lives of children, youth and families. Our goal is to train students to use applied work to understand the theory and research and to understand how theory and research should impact the lives of children and families.

After the first semester in the program, students choose whether they want to pursue the applied track or the thesis track and whether they wish to concentrate in a specific area:... [-]


MA in Classics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The master's program in Classics at Tufts is designed for students who wish to go beyond the bachelor's level to attain a broader and deeper knowledge of the classics for one or more of the following purposes: teaching, further graduate study, digital technology, or cultural enrichment. [+]

The master's program in classics at Tufts is designed for students who wish to go beyond the bachelor's level to attain a broader and deeper knowledge of the classics for one or more of the following purposes: teaching, further graduate study, digital technology, or publishing. With its strong language component and faculty strength in literature, history, archaeology, and digital humanities, this program particularly suits those who want either to consolidate and improve their language, research, and teaching skills in preparation for a Ph.D. degree at another institution or to teach classics at the secondary level.

Requirements Candidates must successfully complete ten graduate courses in Classics. Two must be in upper-level Latin and two must be in upper-level Greek; one must be in history; and one must be in classical archaeology. Candidates will usually have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate Latin or Greek major. If not, additional courses will be required for completion of the master's degree. Reading knowledge of Latin or Greek and one modern foreign language (usually German or French) is tested by examination. To demonstrate research and presentation, the candidate may submit for evaluation by a faculty committee either two qualifying papers (written for courses at Tufts and revised as necessary after completion of the course) or a thesis. The thesis normally counts as two of the required ten courses. Students usually find that writing a thesis takes a full term of uninterrupted work. An oral examination based on the qualifying papers or thesis is required. A... [-]

MA in Classics with Teaching Licensure

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Medford

The master's program in Classics with teaching licensure allows students to pursue intensive study of the classical world beyond the bachelor's level and simultaneously to acquire the credentials for a professional teaching career in public education. [+]

The master's program in Classics with licensure allows students to pursue intensive study of the classical world beyond the bachelor's level and simultaneously to acquire the credentials for a professional teaching career in public education. Students in this program have an opportunity to study literature, history, archaeology, and digital humanities in the Classics department. Concurrently they prepare for a career in teaching (grades 5-12) through coursework and supervised teaching offered by the Education Department at Tufts. In strengthening their language, research, and teaching skills, graduates are also prepared to pursue a Ph.D. degree at another institution.

Requirements Candidates must successfully complete six graduate courses in Classics. Two must be in upper-level Latin and two must be in upper-level Greek. Candidates will usually have completed the equivalent of an undergraduate Latin or Greek major. If not, additional courses will be required for completion of the master's degree. Candidates must successfully complete seven graduate courses in Education: one at the introductory level; one in human development and learning; one in the social, cultural, and historical foundations of education; one in exceptionalities in learning; two courses in second language instruction with an emphasis in Latin and Greek; and one in supervised teaching worth two credits. Reading knowledge of Latin or Greek and one modern foreign language (usually German or French) is tested by examination. To demonstrate research and presentation, the candidate may submit for evaluation by a Classics faculty committee either two qualifying papers (written for courses at Tufts and revised as necessary... [-]

MA in Digital Humanities

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

In the Digital Humanities program, you will learn to build research projects that tackle questions across the whole field of premodern studies while using and developing new digital technologies. [+]

In the Digital Humanities M.A. program, you will study of the creation, transmission, preservation, and transformation of knowledge across time and culture from Antiquity to the Renaissance and the early modern period. Computerized techniques are particularly useful for this field of inquiry as they allow for processing large amounts of data across the barriers of time and space, but also language and medium.

As a student in the Digital Tools for Premodern Studies program, you will:

Gain a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the humanities Develop a research portfolio in hands-on classes and labs Develop a personalized employment profile that can lead to careers in education, archiving, data science, or technology ... [-]

MA in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. [+]

In the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership program, you will learn the scholarly theories and practical tools to implement institutional changes that promote diversity and foster inclusivity. To be an effective leader in diversity and inclusion, you must understand the social contexts and psychological processes that result in implicit bias, discrimination, and marginalization. Illustration of diverse people with talk bubbles.

Organizations are increasingly creating roles such as chief diversity officers, diversity managers, consultants, educational administrators, human resources, and/or college admissions professionals that can transform their communities. At Tufts, you’ll become the strong, informed, skilled leader that can help create more inclusive organizations.... [-]


MA in Educational Studies

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

Students working toward the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Studies explore education as a site of critical scholarly analysis through the disciplinary strands of the field, including: history, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy. [+]

Students working toward the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Educational Studies explore education as a site of critical scholarly analysis through the disciplinary strands of the field, including history, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy. The program offers students the opportunity to examine a range of education topics in relation to the study of race, gender, sexuality, class, and other categories of identity, culture, and institutional and structural power. Students are trained to engage these topics through critical theoretical frames such as feminist theories, queer theories, Critical Race Theory, post-colonial theories, and socio-cultural theories.

Educational Studies students are cutting-edge thinkers and activists. Their inquiry is grounded in the rich dynamic between macro societal dynamics and micro educational practices, and they are drawn to an academic program that is academically and theoretically rigorous, preparing them for advanced studies, policy work, and community activism, among other future endeavors.... [-]


MA in French

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

Graduate studies in French, under the Department of Romance Languages, is committed to educating students in language and culture, both at home and abroad. [+]

Graduate studies in French, under the Department of Romance Languages, is committed to educating students in language and culture, both at home and abroad.

The Master of Arts in French, which can be completed in a year, usually leads to a secondary school teaching position or to a doctoral program at a major university, though it does not include teaching licensure.

Application Requirements Application fee Resume/CV Personal statement Official GRE required Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable Transcripts Three letters of recommendation References from instructors in French preferred Writing sample in French required [-]

MA in German

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Master of Arts in German is housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors, and cultural contexts. It is designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media, and communications, and library science. [+]

The Master of Arts in German is housed within the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies and explores German literary history, literary genres, authors, and cultural contexts. It is designed to prepare students for doctoral work in German or to provide career enhancement for fields such as international business or law, media, and communications, and library science.

Next to high-level language skills, students will learn about cultural literacy and cross-cultural competency by being introduced to a wide range of both older and contemporary literary works and other cultural information through films and current websites. Students will develop an understanding of cultural developments in the German-speaking countries, their historical contexts, and their relations to other countries outside the German-speaking world, especially to the U.S.... [-]


MA in German with Teaching Licensure

Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Medford

The M.A. in German with Teaching Licensure is offered by the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies in conjunction with the Education department and is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers. [+]

The M.A. in German with Teaching Licensure is offered by the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies in conjunction with the Education Department and is designed to prepare highly qualified secondary school teachers.

Students in the program will study the literature, history, thought, and contemporary society of German-speaking countries. They will develop both strong language competency and the ability to conduct original research and write graduate-level research papers. Through courses from the Education Department at Tufts, students will also acquire knowledge of pedagogical theory, best practices, current issues in education, and adolescent development.

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MA in History

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Master of Art's in History is a small, selective program that emphasizes comparative understanding of the historical process. It is organized around colloquia in comparative and regional topics, the preparation of specific fields, and individual research in consultation with a faculty member. [+]

The Master of Arts in History is a small, selective program that emphasizes comparative understanding of the historical process. It is organized around colloquia in comparative and regional topics, the preparation of specific fields, and individual research in consultation with a faculty member.

The program is designed both to prepare students for doctoral programs in history and to enhance the historical knowledge and interpretive skills of professionals working in secondary schools, libraries, foundations, and museums. In recent years, M.A. recipients have moved on to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Brandeis, Boston University, the University of North Carolina and the University of Michigan.... [-]


MA in History and Museum Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The master's in Art History and Museum Studies is designed to give students advanced qualification in art history and a broad introduction to museum work and theory. The program is offered for those hoping to work in art collection-related fields. It provides students with skills and insights to integrate the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings. [+]

The master’s in Art History and Museum Studies is designed to give students advanced qualification in art history and a broad introduction to museum work and theory. The program is offered for those hoping to work in art collection-related fields.

It provides students with skills and insights to integrate the theoretical study of art history with practical concerns of displaying, managing, and interpreting art objects in a variety of museum settings. Graduates of this program typically pursue careers as curators, collections managers, educators or administrators in museums and galleries.

Why choose Tufts to prepare for a museum career?

Today's museum professionals are creative problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. They understand collections, audiences, and how to tell stories. They facilitate visitors' understanding of the past, present, and future through interactions with material objects and scholarship using face-to-face encounters and technological tools.... [-]


MA in Museum Education

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The M.A. in Museum Education prepares graduates to find their places at the cutting-edge of the interesting and varied field of museum education. Museum educators are helping their museums find new roles in fostering community, addressing social issues, and providing forums for multiple views and voices. [+]

The M.A. in Museum Education prepares graduates to find their places at the cutting-edge of the interesting and varied field of museum education. Museum educators are helping their museums find new roles in fostering community, addressing social issues, and providing forums for multiple views and voices. Museum educators design and conduct programs for toddlers, families, policemen, doctors-in-training, parolees, those with dementia and more, and they facilitate lifelong learning by teaching visitors to make their own connections and meanings. Museum educators serve on exhibition development teams, work with community groups, create in-museum and Internet learning resources, conduct in-person and distance learning programs, and direct departments and museums.... [-]


MA in Music

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory. Advanced course work and thesis research support is strong is Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America). [+]

The Tufts University Department of Music has a growing and innovative graduate program and offers a Master of Arts degree in the field. Graduate students in the Music Department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines –composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory–while receiving a focused training in one of them. Advanced course work and thesis research support is strong in Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East and Southeast Asia, and Latin America).

The department’s small size allows you the ability to create a tailored program of study specific to your academic interests and future goals, including interdisciplinary projects that don’t easily fall within traditional lines. The program encourages both the immersion in a chosen field as well as creative thinking across disciplines and exploration of the relationships between music, sound, and culture.... [-]


MA in Philosophy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Master of Arts in Philosophy is perennially the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an excellent record of placing its students in the very best Ph.D. programs in philosophy. [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) program offered by our department is perennially the highest-ranked of its kind in the United States. It has an excellent record of placing its students in the very best Ph.D. programs in philosophy. The program is ideal for students who wish to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy but whose undergraduate preparation in the subject might not qualify them for competitive doctoral programs. Students with other career plans are admitted as space permits. The program is designed to be finished in two years, but some students elect to stay a third year.

The department has special strengths in philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, political and social philosophy (including feminism and philosophy of race), ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics and epistemology, philosophy of language, and continental philosophy. Each year at least six seminars are offered, typically on faculty research interests, which range from analytic metaphysics and the philosophy of biology to the history of ethics and philosophy and film.... [-]


MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The accredited M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities. A nationally accredited program, it is distinct from many other planning and policy programs by having a strong social justice focus [+]

The M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.

A nationally accredited program, it is distinct from many other planning and policy programs by having a strong social justice focus. Tufts UEP graduate students learn to engage and confront the social and environmental challenges in today’s world of rapid urbanization.

Program Requirements

The accredited M.A. degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning requires completion of 14-course credits (most courses receive one credit), including a thesis (1 or 2 credits) or capstone exam (1 credit), plus an internship. The M.A. program usually takes two-years of full-time study. Students may also enroll in the program on a part-time basis.... [-]


Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

Offered by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art is a rigorous interdisciplinary program that prepares graduate students for a career as a professional artist grounded in artistic innovation and creativity. [+]

Offered by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art is a rigorous interdisciplinary program that prepares graduate students for a career as a professional artist grounded in artistic innovation and creativity. The studio curriculum integrates practical and critical skills across diverse mediums and disciplines. The MFA program emphasizes intense and advanced individual studio practice, creative collaborations, informal mentorships, and rigorous academic discourse.

Academic Approach

Master’s level graduate students attending SMFA at Tufts develop advanced professional competencies in the visual arts, including the understanding of issues both current and historical; the relationship of those ideas and broader world ideas; the development of a body of work in relationship to ideas and theory; and the realization of that work in a final thesis exhibition. There is also an emphasis on professional practice, meaning the skills necessary to develop and sustain a career.... [-]


MAT in Art Education (grades PK-8 and grades 5-12)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 USA Medford

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art Education prepares art teachers for careers in our global society. Our students explore art making and works of art through a variety of cultural, historical, and socio-political lenses, and our graduates make art accessible and sustainable for their students of all ages in diverse communities. [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Art Education prepares art teachers for careers in our global society. Our students explore art making and works of art through a variety of cultural, historical, and socio-political lenses, and our graduates make art accessible and sustainable for their students of all ages in diverse communities.

The program is aimed at artists who want to teach in PK-12 schools, after-school programs, or museums. The requirements include student teaching internships at area public schools, fieldwork at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as coursework in art, education, and art education. It is a 12-month program for full-time students, beginning with three courses at Tufts in the summer. During the fall and spring semesters, students take courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and work as interns in area schools, observing at first and working up to full-time student teaching in the spring.... [-]


MAT in Elementary STEM Education

Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 USA Medford

The Elementary STEM Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed to prepare STEM teaching leaders in urban elementary schools. [+]

The Elementary STEM Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program at Tufts is designed to prepare STEM teaching leaders in urban elementary schools.

Elementary schools are the ultimate interdisciplinary institutions. Elementary school teachers are asked to teach reading, writing, mathematics, science, engineering, social studies, art, and other skills and practices. More and more, those teachers with strengths and expertise in specific areas—the STEM disciplines, for example—are becoming valued resources in their respective schools.

Overview

This 12-month program begins with the study of how minds work and proceeds to develop practices of close attention and responsiveness to children's ideas, reasoning, and engagement. Our faculty view children as nascent scholars and the core of teaching as eliciting, recognizing, and cultivating the productive resources children bring with them into the classroom. Along with STEM disciplines, the program is designed to address multiple literacies, integrating reading, writing, social studies, and art throughout the curriculum. Students in the program are encouraged to think critically about issues such as matching children's learning needs with instruction, promoting equity, cultivating productive learning environments, and establishing and maintaining productive, respectful relationships with parents, communities, and school faculty and staff.... [-]


MAT in Middle and High School Education

Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 USA Medford

In the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Middle and High School Education program, we don't teach you how to teach. Instead, we teach you how to think deeply about teaching and the relationships that are critical for effective teaching and learning. [+]

In the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, we don't teach you how to teach. Instead, we teach you how to think deeply about teaching and the relationships that are critical for effective teaching and learning.

Overview

Students ordinarily complete the program, which requires completion of ten to twelve courses, within one academic year and two summer semesters. Candidates may choose to extend their studies and student teaching for a longer time period. Advisors work with candidates to ensure that their coursework meets all the requirements for Massachusetts Initial license, developed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Eight of the required courses are in education, including field-based experiences. Each student also takes two to four graduate level courses in the academic field for which license is sought.... [-]


MSc

MSc in Biology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The primary goal of the M.S. in Biology is to develop the student's ability to think creatively and critically about a range of biological subject matter and to become familiar with current research in biology. [+]

The primary goal of the M.S. in Biology is to develop the student's ability to think creatively and critically about a range of biological subject matter and to become familiar with current research in biology. This is done principally through graduate courses, seminars, and research experience with a faculty member.

Our program offers two options for the M.S. degree:

Open Choice M.S. Thesis M.S.

Open Choice M.S. - This program is designed for students wishing to upgrade their expertise in the biology professions, explore or expand their interest in research, or broaden their base for making future career choices in the biological sciences.

Thesis M.S. - This program is designed for students who wish to gain an in-depth research experience.... [-]


MSc in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The graduate program in chemistry is a thriving community of researchers that engage in cutting-edge science. The projects range from extra-planetary science to single-atom manipulation, to development of therapeutics. The areas of focus are the interface of chemistry and biology, surface science and materials. [+]

The graduate program in chemistry is a thriving community of researchers that engage in cutting-edge science. The projects range from extra-planetary science to single-atom manipulation, to development of therapeutics. The areas of focus are the interface of chemistry and biology, surface science, and materials.

The M.S. in Chemistry is for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry. Each student must pass eight graduate-level courses, at least six of which must be formal classroom instruction. With the approval of the student's adviser, up to one-half of the coursework may be taken in related fields outside the department of chemistry.

Application requirements Application fee Resume/CV Personal statement Official GRE required GRE Subject Test scores recommended for all other applicants and required for international applicants GRE scores are not required for current Tufts undergraduate chemistry majors Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable Transcripts Three letters of recommendation [-]

MSc in Chemistry/Biotechnology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Department of Chemistry jointly with the Biotechnology Center, offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology. [+]

The Department of Chemistry jointly with the Biotechnology Center offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree for students seeking an education at an advanced level in chemistry/biotechnology.

The graduate program in Chemistry at Tufts University is large enough to foster stimulating interaction among colleagues and provide research opportunities at the frontiers of science, but small enough to have a very favorable student/faculty ratio. Formal requirements are minimized to allow students the flexibility to tailor their M.S. program to meet their individual needs.

Application Requirements Application fee Resume/CV Personal statement Official GRE required GRE Subject Test scores recommended for all other applicants and required for international applicants GRE scores not required for current Tufts undergraduate chemistry majors Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable Transcripts Three letters of recommendation [-]

MSc in Economics

Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Master of Science in Economics provides a deep understanding of the theoretical and empirical foundations of economics and the quantitative tools required for research careers in the field. [+]

The economics department teaches students to be critical thinkers and to use the discipline of economics to analyze and solve problems associated with important economic, political and social issues. These issues range from international economic relations to economic development, growth, income inequality, environment, education, housing and competition policy.

The economics department teaches students to be critical thinkers and to use the discipline of economics to analyze and solve problems associated with important economic, political and societal issues. These issues range from international economic relations to economic development, growth, income inequality, environment, education, housing and competition policy.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

In the Environmental Economics and Urban Planning interdisciplinary degree program, you will combine economic analyses with the tools of a professional planner to approach real-world environmental challenges facing cities and urban planners. [+]

In the Master of Science in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning interdisciplinary degree program, you will combine economic analyses with the tools of a professional planner to approach real-world environmental challenges facing cities and urban planners.

Critical environmental challenges face cities today, such as sustainability, climate change, energy efficiency, transportation, land use, and sprawl. To be an advocate for environmental issues, you need to have the quantitative and data skills to be able to effectively evaluate existing and future programs and policies. In this joint degree program, you will develop a quantitative and analytical skill set along with the professional planning credentials to address real-world environmental and urban challenges.... [-]


MSc in Environmental Policy and Planning

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning prepares students for careers in policy, science, and research in the environmental sector. [+]

The M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning prepares students for careers in policy, science, and research in the environmental sector. Offered through the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts, the program prepares the next generation of leaders—‘practical visionaries’—who will contribute to the development and promotion of environmentally sustainable communities.

This degree offers students the opportunity to focus on environmental science, policy, and planning issues that are increasingly relevant in today’s world. Tufts UEP graduate students learn to confront current social and environmental challenges and gain the necessary skill set to work towards effective solutions.... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program. All our professors are active in research, which provides graduate students with many options for research areas. [+]

The Mathematics department supports an intimate and vibrant graduate program. All our professors are active in research, which provides graduate students with many options for research areas. At the same time, our faculty is devoted to teaching and mentoring of students. Our graduate courses and research seminars provide a great atmosphere for collaborative learning and research. Moreover, the seven other research universities in the Boston area are all within easy reach, providing access to many more classes, seminars, and colloquia in diverse areas of mathematical research.

Tufts Department of Mathematics has numerous research clusters constituting particular areas of strength, including:... [-]


MSc in Physics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to a Master of Science degree, with a full range of graduate level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information. [+]

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to a Master of Science degree, with a full range of graduate-level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information. Our students may also pursue research in related departments, such as biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and mathematics.

Physics department faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members and members of other departments with different research interests are common. Close interaction between faculty and students is the norm.... [-]


MSc in Physics: Astrophysics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information. [+]

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers programs of study leading to M.S. degrees with a track in Astrophysics. We offer a full range of graduate level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information.

Physics department faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members and members of other departments with differing research interests are common. Close interaction between faculty and students is the norm.

Tufts and its close proximity to Boston offers incredible opportunities for cultural, gastronomical, and extra-curricular activities.... [-]


MSc in Physics: Physics Education

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a Master of Science degree with a track in Physics Education in conjunction with the Department of Education at Tufts. We offer a full range of graduate level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information. [+]

The Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a Master of Science degree with a track in Physics Education in conjunction with the Department of Education at Tufts. We offer a full range of graduate-level courses and research opportunities in astronomy, biophysics, condensed matter physics, cosmology, elementary particle physics, and quantum information.

The members of our faculty have international reputations in a broad range of subjects, and collaborations between department members and members of other departments with different research interests are common. Close interaction between faculty and students is the norm.

Last, but not least, Tufts and its close proximity to Boston offers incredible opportunities for cultural, gastronomical, and extra-curricular activities.... [-]


MSc in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education

Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 USA Medford

The M.S. program in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education will prepare researchers and educators who will contribute to improve STEM education. [+]

The Master of Science (M.S.) in STEM Education program prepares educators to work in the development and implementation of research, curriculum materials, and educational activities in formal and informal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education settings, such as schools, research centers, museums, industry, cultural institutions, and community agencies. It also prepares future candidates for Ph.D. programs.

The M.S. program enrolls a maximum of 15 students per year and admits candidates with backgrounds in mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, technology, engineering, education, psychology, child development, cognitive science, and other related areas that demonstrate a commitment to understanding the issues and challenges involved in the research and practice of mathematics education, science education, or engineering education. Students with strong backgrounds in physics may also consider the Physics Education track, which we offer in collaboration with the Department of Physics & Astronomy.... [-]


MSc Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Joint Degree with Civil and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning offers a joint degree or a dual-degree program with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in the School of Engineering. Both programs respond to the need for environmental professionals who are skilled in both engineering or public health and policy perspective in the analysis, planning, and implementation of environmental activities. [+]

The Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning offers a joint degree or a dual-degree program with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in the School of Engineering. Both programs respond to the need for environmental professionals who are skilled in both engineering or public health and policy perspective in the analysis, planning, and implementation of environmental activities.

The programs combine policy analysis skills with training in various civil engineering sub-disciplines. Students in the joint-degree program receive an M.S. degree, while the dual-degree program awards both an M.A. and an M.S. degree. The joint degree requires 12-course credits, an internship plus a thesis, while the dual degree requires 17-course credits, an internship plus a thesis and can be completed in five semesters.... [-]


Master

Master of Public Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Medford

The Master of Public Policy is designed for individuals with at least seven years of significant, relevant professional experience who are interested in expanding their knowledge of public policy within urban, social, and environmental domains — or across these domains, such as programs and policies related to sustainable communities. [+]

The Master of Public Policy is designed for individuals with at least seven years of significant, relevant professional experience who are interested in expanding their knowledge of public policy within urban, social, and environmental domains — or across these domains, such as programs and policies related to sustainable communities. This degree program offers students the opportunity to strengthen their critical thinking, policy analysis, and communication skills; improve their professional practice in areas such as mediation, land use planning, or financial management; and establish close professional relationships and networks among faculty, affiliated agencies, and other students. For more information, download the Master of Public Policy brochure. Note that those who are not yet eligible for the M.P.P. should consider UEP's M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning or M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning.... [-]