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The Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences offers eleven doctoral programs and nineteen master's programs in arts and sciences. The 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, post-baccalaureate programs in premedical studies and computer science are offered, as is the opportunity to select individual courses through the Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP).

The links below can take you to the GSAS program of your choice:


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."