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Graduate Program


Application for Graduate Studies

Students interested in full- or part-time study are encouraged to apply. Our students have varied backgrounds; some have just finished their undergraduate education, others are professionals looking to enhance their knowledge or change careers.

Applications for graduate study in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are due by the application deadlines below. Competitive applications will be considered on a space-available basis after the deadline. Please note, however, that applications submitted after these dates will not be considered for graduate assistantships.

Degree Programs Fall Matriculation Spring Matriculation
Domestic and International Applicants: M.S., Ph.D. May 15 September 15

How Should I Apply?

The application form for admission and additional information can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions website or by contacting the Office of Graduate Admissions at:

Office of Graduate Admissions
Tufts University
Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155
Email: gradadmissions@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3395
Fax: 617-627-4079

Admission Process

Students entering the M.S. or Ph.D. program in civil and environmental engineering are expected to meet the general admission requirements of the graduate school. The minimum requirement for entry in our graduate programs is a bachelor's degree and undergraduate classes in the engineering, science, or mathematics disciplines. Although the specific class requirements differ by program, students are generally expected to have taken classes in science, mathematics, and engineering sciences. Please note that students may be admitted to our graduate programs on the condition that they complete any required coursework during their first year at Tufts. Credits resulting from the successful completion (i.e., a grade of B or better) of conditional coursework are required to obtain a degree but may not be used to satisfy graduate course requirements within the degree program.

Admission to the graduate programs of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is competitive; not all applicants who satisfy the minimum requirements for admission can be accepted. Financial aid decisions are based on those credentials and on the request for assistance indicated on the application forms. Decisions on admission and financial aid must also consider the availability of advisors, other departmental resources, and funding to support the student.

Full- or Part-Time Study

Students may enroll in our M.S. or Ph.D. programs on a full- or part-time basis. For our M.S. programs, full-time students can complete their coursework in one to two calendar years. Part-time students can complete their master's studies within two to four years, depending on the number of classes taken each semester.