Requirements and Deadlines: School of Engineering Programs

 

Be sure to review the admissions process overview and application requirements and policies in addition to the program-specific requirements below.
 

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Graduate Degree Programs

Bioengineering | Biomedical Engineering | Biomedical Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering | Biotechnology Engineering | Chemical Engineering | Chemical Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering | Computer Engineering | Computer Science | Computer Science: Cognitive Science | Computer Science: Human-Robot Interaction | Cybersecurity and Public Policy | Data Science | Electrical Engineering | Electrical Engineering: Human-Robot Interaction | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering: Human-Robot Interaction | Electrical and Computer Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering | Engineering Management | Human Factors Engineering | Innovation and Management | Materials Science and Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Mechanical Engineering: Human-Computer Interaction | Mechanical Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering | Offshore Wind Energy Engineering | Software Systems Development


 

Bioengineering (MS, MS/MSIM)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15
  • Fall: January 15
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
 


 

Biomedical Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)
Biomedical Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering (PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS only)
  • Fall: December 15 (PhD)
    Fall: January 15 (MS, MS/MSIM)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
 

 

Biotechnology Engineering (PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15
  • Fall: December 15 (PhD)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)


 

Chemical Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)
Chemical Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering (PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS and PhD)
  • Fall: December 15 (PhD)
    Fall: January 15 (MS and MS/MSIM)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
 


 

Civil and Environmental Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)
Civil and Environmental Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering (PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS and PhD)
  • Fall: December 1 (PhD)
    Fall: January 15 (MS and MS/MSIM)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
 


 

Computer Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS only)
  • Fall: January 15
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Portfolio (optional)
GRE scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.


 

Computer Science (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)
Computer Science: Cognitive Science (PhD)
Computer Science: Human-Robot Interaction (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS and PhD)
  • Fall: December 15 (PhD)
    Fall: January 15 (MS and MS/MSIM)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
GRE scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. or Canadian institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.
 


 

Cybersecurity and Public Policy (MS)
Joint degree with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Deadlines
  • Spring: October 15
  • Fall: January 15
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
TOEFL scores of 100 iBT (or equivalent IELTS/Duolingo score) required for international applicants.
 


 

Data Science (MS, MS/MSIM)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS only)
  • Fall: January 15
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
GRE scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. or Canadian institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.
 


 

Electrical Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM)
Electrical Engineering: Human-Robot Interaction (MS, MS/MSIM)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering: Human-Robot Interaction (PhD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering (PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS and PhD)
  • Fall: December 15 (PhD)
    Fall: January 15 (MS and MS/MSIM)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
GRE scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.


 

Engineering Management (MSEM)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (online MSEM only)
  • Fall: Round I - January 15
    Fall: Round II - March 15*
    Fall: Round III - May 15
    Fall: Round IV - June 15 (rolling admissions after June 15)
*International applicants, and applicants who would like to be considered for a tuition scholarship, are strongly encouraged to apply by March 15.

Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Optional short essay
TOEFL score of 100 iBT (or equivalent IELTS/Duolingo scores) required for international applicants.

Personal statement:
 all applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay that answers the question: "Why do you want to attend Tufts Gordon Institute's M.S. in Engineering Management program and how does it fit into your future career aspirations and personal goals?"

Short essay (optional): 
If you would like, you may also submit an optional short essay (200-250 words) in which you respond to one of three prompts below. This essay is not required and should be completed only if you feel it will provide the admissions committee with a more complete picture of who you are. Choose from one of the three questions:
  • Tell us about a time when you had to convince an individual or group of your idea.
  • Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience.
  • Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and you were able to successfully implement this change.


 

Human Factors Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS)
  • Fall: January 15
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)


 

Innovation and Management (MSIM, MSIM/MS)

Deadlines
  • Fall: January 15
    Fall: Round II: March 15 (rolling admissions after March 15)*
Applicants applying to the MSIM/MS degree must apply by the deadline listed for the department the MS program belongs to, and must meet application requirements for both the MS and MSIM programs. 

*International applicants, and applicants who would like to be considered for a tuition scholarship, are encouraged to apply by March 15.

Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Short essay (optional)
Personal statement for MSIM applicants: applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay that answers the question: "Why do you want to attend Tufts Gordon Institute's M.S. in Innovation and Management program and how does it fit into your future career aspirations and personal goals?"

Personal statement for MSIM/MS applicants: applicants must submit a 1200-1500 word essay following the general personal statement prompt. Please make sure your statement addresses your reasons for wanting to enroll in both degree programs. 

Short essay (optional): 
If you would like, you may also submit an optional short essay (200-250 words) in which you respond to one of three prompts below. This essay is not required and should be completed only if you feel it will provide the admissions committee with a more complete picture of who you are. Choose from one of the three questions:
  • Tell us about a time when you had to convince an individual or group of your idea.
  • Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience.
  • Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and you were able to successfully implement this change.


 

Materials Science and Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS)
  • Fall: January 15
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
GRE scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.
 


 

Mechanical Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)
Mechanical Engineering: Human-Robot Interaction (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)
Mechanical Engineering: Materials Science and Engineering (PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS and PhD)
  • Fall: December 15 (PhD)
    Fall: January 15 (MS and MS/MSIM)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
TOEFl score of 100 iBT (or equivalent IELTS/Duolingo scores) required for international applicants.


 

Offshore Wind Energy Engineering (MS, MS/MSIM, PhD)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS and PhD)
  • Fall: December 15 (PhD)
    Fall: January 15 (MS and MS/MSIM)
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
 


 

Software Systems Development (MS, MS/MSIM)

Deadlines
  • Spring: September 15 (MS)
  • Fall: January 15
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE scores (if applicable)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Portfolio (optional)
GRE scores not required for applicants who will have received a degree from a U.S. or Canadian institution by time of enrollment. GRE scores required for all other applicants.
 
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Bachelor's/Master's Combined Degree Programs


Only open to current Tufts undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year. Applicants may apply to the BS/MS or BS/MS/MSIM program for all programs, with the exception of the Cybersecurity and Public Policy program.

Combined Degree Programs (BS/MS and BS/MS/MSIM)
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cybersecurity and Public Policy (BS/MS only)
  • Data Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Innovation and Management
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Offshore Wind Energy Engineering
  • Software Systems Development
Deadlines
  • Juniors: March 15
  • Seniors: December 15
Application Requirements
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
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Advanced Certificates


A Bachelor's degree is required to apply to all certificate programs.

Deadlines (see below for exceptions)
  • Spring: September 15 (International applicants)
    Spring: December 15 (Domestic applicants)
  • Fall: June 1 (International applicants)
    Fall: 
    August 1 (Domestic applicants)
Deadline Exceptions
  • Engineering Education K-12 Certificate: No Spring admission.
    • Fall: January 13 (Round I)
      Fall: Round II: March 13
      Fall: Round III: May 12
      Fall: Round IV: June 15
      Fall: (rolling admission on a space available basis after June 15)
Programs
  • Assistive Design
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology (Track options: Engineering or Science)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Science Post-Baccalaureate Minor Program
  • Data Science
  • Engineering Education K-12 (Teacher Engineering Education Program - TEEP)
  • Environmental Management
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human Factors in Data Science
  • Human Factors Engineering in Medical Devices and Systems
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Microwave and Wireless Engineering
  • Offshore Wind Energy Engineering Post-Baccalaureate
 
Application Requirements
  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS/Duolingo scores (if applicable)
  • Transcripts
  • One Letter of Recommendation
     


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