Application Process

The Office of Graduate Admissions serves the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). From the office’s website, visitors can find information about applying to graduate programs, expenses and financial aid, application requirements and deadlines, and much more. Links to some of the information on the site are provided below:

How to Apply
Application Deadlines
Requirements & Policies
Contact the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Request Information about Graduate Programs

Graduate Student Handbook: Published annually, the Graduate Student Handbook contains important dates, policies and procedures, requirements, and graduation information concerning current Arts, Sciences, and Engineering graduate students.

Funding Opportunities: There are a variety of outside funding opportunities for Arts and Sciences graduate students. Students interested in learning more about these opportunities, which are both general and discipline-specific, should visit the Office of Graduate Admissions website.

Take A Class: You don’t need to be a graduate student to take Tufts graduate courses. The Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP) was created for people who want access to superior graduate-level courses but don’t need or want a graduate degree. GCAP students take the same classes as our graduate students and may enroll, for either credit or audit, in up to four undergraduate or graduate courses per semester.

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Financial aid is available in the form of tuition scholarships, teaching and research assistantships, and fellowships. The level of financial support is competitive with that offered by comparable departments in the Boston area. Entering students are most frequently supported by a teaching assistantship, combined with a tuition scholarship. Teaching assistants commonly lead undergraduate laboratory sections and grade homework assignments; more experienced students sometimes conduct recitation sections.

Learn more about the department’s policy on the award of teaching assistantships.

Research assistantships are provided by individual research groups to students who have begun to participate in their research programs. The department also has a small number of fellowships to award to especially outstanding students in their later years of graduate study.

Summer support in the form of research or teaching assistantships is available for a limited number of students.

New applicants are encouraged to apply for individual fellowships from such organizations as the National Science Foundation and the National Physical Science Consortium. More information on funding opportunities can be found here.

Further information may be obtained from the department.  E-mail inquiries should be sent to


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