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Graduate Degree Programs

Tuition scholarships, teaching scholarships, and research assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to graduate admissions candidates. Prospective and current students should consult with the individual departments to obtain detailed policies regarding degree requirements and programs. A combined five-year degree program is offered in every engineering department. Customized concentration options in each program may be arranged with an advisor.

Cognitive Science, Ph.D.

Matthias Scheutz, coginitive and computer scientistAssociate Professor Matthias Scheutz is the director of the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science program. Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary effort to understand and explain the mind. It draws on knowledge from psychology, computer science, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience, and biology, among others. Cutting across the information and life sciences, cognitive science is a paradigmatic multi- and inter-disciplinary research program with enormous future societal benefits, especially as intelligent artificial agents are becoming part of our lives.


Water Diplomacy, Ph.D.

Professor Shafiqul Islam is the director of the interdisciplinary Water Diplomacy program launched in Fall 2011. Bringing together faculty from the School of Engineering and Arts & Sciences as well as the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University is poised to blend science, engineering, policy, and diplomacy to create a truly integrative program in water diplomacy.