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Department of Mechanical Engineering

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Degree Timelines

The department encourages students to customize their graduate experience at Tufts by choosing a degree timeline that works best for them. To assist students in determining the appropriate timeline, below are the three timeline options and recommended schedules for full-time students. Part-time students often complete their degrees under different timelines and are encouraged to discuss their timeline with their advisor.

1 Year/2 Semesters

Semester 1 (5 courses + seminar)

Semester 2 (5 courses + seminar)

Core

Core

Mathematics or Elective

Elective

Elective

Graduate Seminar

Core

Core

Mathematics or Elective

Elective

Elective

Graduate Seminar

1.5 Years/3 Semesters

Semester 1 (4 courses + seminar)*

Semester 2 (3 courses + seminar)

Core

Core

Mathematics or Elective

Elective

Graduate Seminar

Core

Core

Mathematics or Elective

Graduate Seminar

Semester 3 (3 courses + seminar)

 

Elective

Elective

Elective

Graduate Seminar

 

* Students may take their one semester of four courses during any one of their three semesters at Tufts.

2 Years/4 Semesters

Semester 1 (3 courses + seminar)

Semester 2 (3 courses + seminar)

Core

Core

Mathematics or Elective

Graduate Seminar

Core

Core

Mathematics or Elective

Graduate Seminar

Semester 3 (3 courses + seminar)

Semester 4 (1 course + seminar)*

Elective

Elective

Elective

Graduate Seminar

Elective

Graduate Seminar

* Important note for international students: it is crucial that students remain full-time (9 credits, typically 3 courses) to maintain their visa status. However, students may request a final semester reduced course load (https://icenter.tufts.edu/immigration/f1-students/f1-reduced-courseload/) through the International Center in their fourth semester at Tufts.