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Tufts' engineering programs challenge the traditional boundaries of academic disciplines, research, and the roles of engineers in our increasingly interconnected global community. Every day, Tufts researchers are developing new tools to improve medical diagnosis and treatment; novel materials for a greener future; smarter, more powerful computers; and innovative ways to educate the engineers of tomorrow.

Tufts combines the atmosphere of a liberal arts college with the state-of-the-art technological resources of a research institution. A low student-to-faculty ratio, world-class researchers, collaborative laboratory facilities, and industry partnerships equip Tufts engineering students with the skills to excel in their chosen specialties and improve people's lives through a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence.

M.S. Programs

At Tufts School of Engineering, students in our master of science programs can earn their degrees in one year. Students may also choose to conduct research leading to a master's thesis. In addition, Tufts Engineering's one-year master's programs offer professional education courses through our award-winning Tufts Gordon Institute. These courses prepare our students for demanding management roles in the technology realm. Unlike most management education courses, these courses are designed in collaboration with education, management, and industry experts to equip engineers, technologists, and scientists for the volatile global marketplace.

Tufts Gordon Institute also offers a 21-month Master of Science in Engineering Management program which gives technology professionals the tools and resources needed to lead technology firms in a rapidly changing marketplace; strengthen credentials, credibility, and confidence as a leader; position students for career advancement; and enhance versatility and impact in global environments. Students interested in an intensive, one-year professional master's program can also earn a master of science degree in Innovation and Management through Tufts Gordon Institute.

Ph.D. Programs

Each of Tufts Engineering's six departments offers Ph.D. programs with a wide range of research areas and specializations. Tufts Engineering also offers unique, interdisciplinary degrees in Cognitive Science, Human-Robot Interaction, Materials Science and Engineering, Soft Material Robotics, and Water Diplomacy. Through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts also offers a Ph.D. in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education.

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Master's and doctoral programs in six academic departments, as well as the M.S. in Engineering Management offered through Tufts Gordon Institute, give engineering students the right mix of specialization and interdisciplinary exploration.

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