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The Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers 11 doctoral programs and 19 master's programs in Arts and Sciences. Our faculty, a community of scholars and researchers, are eager to involve graduate students in their research and teaching agendas. Students may also pursue practice-based master's degrees or graduate certificates in a number of areas. In addition, we offer post-baccalaureate programs in premedical studies and computer science, and the opportunity to select individual courses through the Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP).

Choosing a graduate program is an important decision and this web site will help you choose a course of study that works for you. Whether it's art history or high-energy physics, education, public policy, occupational therapy or biology, the information you're looking for is here.

In addition to descriptive information about the programs we offer, you will find links to individual departments where you can find answers to specific questions you may have about a particular program of study.

More information about the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences can be found by accessing the links below:


Ellen Pinderhughes
associate professor and chair, child study and human development

Current Research: "In my research program, I seek to contribute an understanding of developmental processes in families whose children are at risk for dysfunctional behavior so that policies, interventions and services can be improved or designed to facilitate optimal child outcomes."

Why Tufts: "I was impressed by the commitment that the university has to educating, training and preparing students for leadership in an increasingly diverse world. The combination of a strong undergraduate program that has strong links between academic and service endeavors and a very strong graduate program in my department was quite attractive. I was particularly attracted to the multidisciplinary energy in the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development that is focused on understanding children and families in the context of their cultures and on enhancing their lives through research, practice or policy advocacy."