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Graduate Program

Basic Information and How to Apply

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.

The GRE standard tests are required for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants and the GRE subject test is recommended for all applicants. Applications for entry in Spring for M.S. students are due by October 15th, and applications for entry in Fall for M.S. and Ph.D. students are due by January 15th, though earlier applications are strongly encouraged. If you are not a resident of the U.S., the Graduate School requests that you submit your materials by December 15, since your application will take longer to process. The first decisions will be announced by about March 1; later applications will be considered until the program has been filled. We encourage you to contact our committee to verify that your folder has been forwarded to the mathematics department; if any part of the application (such as a transcript, a letter of recommendation, or the fee) is missing or mislaid we will not receive your application and will not be able to consider you for admission or a teaching assistantship until it is found. While we are able to consider late applications for admission, a delay can prevent you from receiving financial aid.

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 graduate website.

The department is also a contributing member of the IGERT soft material robotics program. This program, funded by the National Science Foundation, supports Ph.D. students working on projects that combine expertise in more than one department. This support is awarded on a competitive basis. If you wish to be considered for this program you must select the IGERT Soft Material Robotics option when you apply. Additional information on these fellowship awards and soft material robotics at Tufts is available by visiting the IGERT Soft Material Robotics 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.

Graduate Student News and Events: Read about current Arts, Sciences, and Engineering graduate students, alumni, and faculty. The graduate events calendar includes upcoming Professional Development workshops, symposia, and social events on campus.