Dear Prospective Graduate Student:
I am delighted that you are considering Tufts University's Graduate School
of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) as the place to continue your education. Our
graduate programs are distinguished by their innovative courses, close student-faculty
interactions and mentoring opportunities, and by the exciting collaborations that
occur between disciplines and schools at Tufts.
Graduate school is a place of extraordinary opportunities and growth. It is the
place where you move from being a student to a researcher and teacher. You begin
your graduate program by asking questions and you will leave with answers. Graduate
school is where your professors become your colleagues and your co-authors. It is an
exciting time of your life and I welcome you to graduate school with great enthusiasm.
Each one of our 1,200 arts and sciences graduate students is carefully chosen, with
close attention paid to how their goals, interests, and preparation fit with what we
have to offer. If you are accepted, you can be assured that you belong here and that you
won't be lost in the shuffle. Our relatively small size encourages collegial faculty-student
relationships and small classes.
Successful collaboration across disciplines is a distinctive feature throughout
Tufts University's six schools and three campuses. It also fosters a culture that
encourages interdisciplinary research and programs.
I invite you to explore this website, visit our campus, and talk with our faculty
and students. And, whether or not Tufts is the right fit for you, I wish you success
and fulfillment in this next step in your education and in your life.
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences