Tuition - Arts and Sciences
Full-time arts and sciences graduate students pay a yearly program tuition
rate, while part-time students (enrolled in no more than two courses) and
certificate students pay a per course rate. Tuition varies by program.
Most master's programs at Tufts consist of eight to ten courses. Tuition is
charged for just one year of study and is paid in full within the first
year. (If the student has an assistantship, tuition may be billed over two years.)
The 2013-2014 tuition for these master’s programs is as follows:
|M.A., M.S., and M.P.P. programs
|Shady Hill M.A. program
The following master's programs consist of more courses than the other degree
programs and require the payment of tuition for two years. The tuition
for the first year (academic year 2013-2014) is as follows:
|M.F.A. Studio Art
|Occupational Therapy (entry-level program)
|Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (M.A.)
A total of two years of tuition will be charged for these master's programs.
Tuition for Ph.D. programs is charged for five
years. The 2013-2014 Ph.D. tuition is $26,728.
Tuition for the OTD program is $44,548 for academic year
The 2013-2014 tuition for part-time students (those enrolling in one or two
courses a semester) is $4,454 per course/credit. Most Tufts courses award one
credit (1.0), equivalent to 4.0 semester hours. Part-time students pay the
prevailing course rate each year until their degree is completed. 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.
All students will be charged a continuation fee each semester after their
expected degree completion period (two years for most master's programs;
seven years for Ph.D. programs). The 2013-2014 continuation fee is $800.
Certificate students pay a course rate for each required certificate course.
Tuition rates vary by program. Certificates offered by the Graduate School of
Arts and Sciences are $3,430 per course, in 2012-2013. Tuition for the Museum Studies certificate
and the Science Education certificate is $2,570 per course, in
2012-2013. Any courses taken in addition to those required to
complete a particular certificate program cost $3,430 per course, in
The tuition for academic year 2014-2015 will be available
from the Board of Trustees in March 2014.