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Department of Mechanical Engineering


Student researching in Professor Zenyuk's lab

Earn a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Bioengineering (Biomechanical Systems and Devices)Human-Robot Interaction or Dual Degree Master's Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute) at Tufts School of Engineering. This field addresses a diverse mixture of problems in fundamental engineering science as well as applications. From soft-bodied robots to superconducting materials to cell swimming at the microscale, our faculty is involved in a diverse array of innovative research efforts.

We provide students with the best of both worlds: a student-centered experience at a top-notch research university. You’ll join small classes and immerse yourself in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research led by innovative faculty.

For the master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, students do not declare a thesis or non-thesis option upon applying. After matriculation, a thesis option may be selected with the support of a faculty advisor.

Two convenient schedules:

  • Full-time: Complete your degree in only one year, or in two years with an optional thesis.
  • Part-time: Fit classes around your schedule and earn your degree while you’re advancing your career.

Program highlights:

  • Small class sizes
  • Personalized path of study
  • Mentorship from professors at the top of their fields
  • Collaborative research that crosses disciplines
  • Five miles from the high-tech hub of Boston

Admission requirements:

  • Application and $85 application fee
  • Academic records and resume/CV
  • Personal statement and letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo if applicable, minimum scores of 100 on the TOEFL, 7.5 on the IELTS, or 120 on the Duolingo test are required.
  • GRE scores are not required for applicants who have an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. institution. GRE scores are required for applicants who don’t have a degree from a U.S. institution.

Dual Degree Master's Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Develop your innovation, leadership and management skills and build your technical depth with the Dual Degree Master's Program. You’ll earn two degrees: an MS in Mechanical Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Bioengineering, or Human-Robot Interaction, and an MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM). You earn both degrees in an accelerated time frame (as little as two years) and at a reduced cost with a guaranteed $20,000 tuition discount.

Learn more about the Dual Degree Master's Program and application requirements or contact for more information.

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