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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:


Richard Lerner
professor, child development;
Bergstrom Chair in Applied Developmental Science;
director, Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

Current research: Groundbreaking work on the nature of positive development among adolescents. Several longitudinal studies are underway exploring how adolescents develop in positive ways and how this development is juxtaposed with risk behaviors (alcohol, drug use, unsafe sex, delinquency, etc.) often seen during this period

Latest Book: Liberty: Thriving and Civic Engagement Among America's Youth

Why Tufts: "Tufts has a great liberal arts tradition and is making a difference in the world for individuals, communities, and civil society more generally. Having the opportunity to work at an institution that has this traditional excellence and yet this commitment, this pillar, to application to real world service is just an enormous opportunity, a great gift."