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How to Apply

If you are applying to a Certificate program for Fall 2014, please
use this PDF to submit your application via email to: Kristina.Maguire@tufts.edu.

If you decide to submit your application for Fall 2014 via email, please follow these instructions carefully:

  • You must have the latest Adobe Reader (or the latest version of Adobe Pro) on your computer to open the document.
  • If you want to save a copy of your completed application PDF, please follow these steps FIRST. If you don't, the document will be blank when you open it later:
    • After you have opened the attachment, save it on your computer BEFORE beginning to fill it out.
    • Close the browser window.
    • THEN go to where you've saved the application PDF and open the document from there so it opens up in Adobe Reader.
    • Fill out the form completely and save onto your computer again so the text will save to the form to view later.
    • You may now click "Submit" to email the document to Graduate Admissions.
  • Once you have clicked the "Submit" button, a request to open your email account to attach the PDF to an email will appear. This will allow you to also attach your scanned transcripts, resume/CV, and personal statement to the same email so everything can be submitted together.
  • Your application fee ($75) must be mailed separately to the address below. Please make your check or money order out to "The Trustees of Tufts College".

You may also print and mail the Fall 2014 application to:
Kristina Maguire
Dowling Hall, Suite 760
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

If you are applying for Spring 2015 or Fall 2015, please do not use or submit the PDF application. Our online application will be available later in the summer for future terms. More information will be available soon.

Studio art applicants should go to www.smfa.edu and apply using the online M.F.A. application. Separate applications (including fees) are required if you apply to more than one graduate program.

The Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP) application form is online and can be accessed by clicking here.

Applications to all graduate and certificate programs include:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Scanned copies of all college transcripts
  3. Letters of Recommendation: One for certificate programs, two for the engineering management program, and three for all other degree programs.
  4. Résumé
  5. Personal statement elaborating on your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts
  6. Application fee of $75* (non-refundable)

All materials (with the exception of test scores) should be submitted electronically.

*The application fee is waived only for current Tufts undergraduate and graduate students; students in Tufts certificate programs; Project 1000 applicants; AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers; City Year and Teach For America Corp members; GEM fellows; and IRT, Leadership Alliance, and McNair Scholars. Gordon Institute M.S.E.M. applicants who attend an information session will be granted a fee waiver.

No other fee waivers are considered.


All programs require a bachelor's degree. See the application requirements for individual programs (.pdf) for additional requirements, and submit the following if applicable:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores* (use Tufts University code 3901)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (use Tufts University code 3901) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.*
  • Writing sample
  • If you are applying to the M.A.T. in Art Education, you must submit an electronic portfolio of your most recent work. Please review the portfolio requirements here.

*Photocopies and student copies of scores are not accepted.

If you are currently enrolled as a Tufts undergraduate or are a current Tufts certificate student applying to a master's or doctoral program:

Materials submitted in support of your application must be accurate. Any information determined to be erroneous or incomplete may cause a student's association with Tufts to be immediately terminated. All materials submitted in support of an application become the property of Tufts University, and neither originals nor copies of this material will be returned or sent to a third party.

Credentials received without an application form and fee are retained for only three months from date of receipt.

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