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Department of Mechanical Engineering

Master of Science Programs

The Tufts Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following programs:

Non-thesis degrees can be completed in one academic year of full-time study.

Thesis and non-thesis M.S. degrees can be pursued on a part-time basis.

Graduate Student Advising

Upon matriculation, graduate students are assigned a faculty advisor who provides advice about registration for courses and program requirements. The interaction between the graduate student and a faculty member is one of the most significant aspects of a graduate student's time at Tufts.

Thesis students

For thesis-based M.S. students, as progress is made on the degree, suitable thesis topics are discussed between the student and department faculty members. The selection of a thesis advisor should be completed by the end of the second term of full-time study. This advisor then assumes all advising duties for the student. After selecting a thesis topic and an advisor, students in the thesis-based M.S. program must register for thesis credit, normally beginning in the third term of full-time study. Thesis-based M.S. students also have a thesis committee that works with the thesis advisor to ensure success. All candidates for the thesis-based M.S. degrees must defend their thesis in an oral examination in an open forum.

Non-thesis students

Non-thesis based M.S. candidates who conduct an engineering project must present a poster in an open forum of their project work upon its completion.

Student resources:

For further information, please contact:

Robert White
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Graduate Program Director

All graduate students receive an email account and shared mailbox space in the Mechanical Engineering Main Office. Students are responsible for checking their mailbox and email regularly, as well as the Department website to remain up-to-date on department and university matters, and for informing the department of any changes of local address or phone number.