Tufts University's largest school, the School of Arts and Sciences, is committed to intellectual and artistic engagement through a liberal arts and sciences tradition that prepares all of our students for a lifetime of learning.

Along with its robust undergraduate programs, the School of Arts and Sciences also includes the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Through a broad and comprehensive curriculum, students choose from among more than 70 undergraduate degree programs and more than 60 graduate programs. Our liberal arts core is founded on dynamic learning, research, and creative partnerships between faculty and students who think deeply and shape ideas together. An emphasis on active learning leads Tufts students to become thoughtful and expert practitioners in their professions and leaders in their local and global communities.


1854: The School of Arts and Sciences was founded as Tufts College with seven students and four professors
1909: The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was established
2016: The School of the Museum of Fine Arts was formally acquired by Tufts University and became part of the School of Arts and Sciences


The School of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are located on the Medford/Somerville campus, just five miles outside of Boston, a vibrant city known for its historic sites and cultural resources. The Boston SMFA campus is located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston. Students travel between the two campuses by Tufts Shuttles, public transportation, or taxi.


Bárbara M. Brizuela is the Interim Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences
List of past deans of the school

Faculty - Fall 2023

  • Full time: 468
  • Part time: 281

University-wide Federal Sponsored Research: FY2023: $165.535M 


  • 30 teams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
  • 30 club sports and 11 intramural sports
  • 2022 Tufts' Varsity Athletics program won the Learfield Directors’ Cup as the top athletic program in NCAA Division III
  • 2023 Men's Lacrosse and Men's Tennis finished as the NCAA Championship runner-ups
  • 2023 The Jumbos won six NCAA individual or relay national championships
  • 2022-23 Seven Tufts teams won conference championships
  • 2022-23 63 Jumbos were selected as All-Americans
  • 2022-23 Jaden Pena of the football team served as student body President
  • 2023 Tufts' eight College Sports Communicators' Academic All-America® honorees was its most ever
  • 2023 A total of 23 Tufts University varsity and club sport student-athletes were inducted into the Tufts chapter of Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2022-23 Tufts student-athletes achieved 522 NESCAC All-Academic Team honors (3.50 GPA+)
  • 2023 Tufts opened Sol Gittleman Park as the new home of the Jumbo baseball team
  • 2019 Men’s Soccer won their fourth NCAA Championship in the past six seasons, becoming just the third program in NCAA Division III history to win four or more national championships


300+ Student Organizations and Honorary Societies

Areas of Study

Most Popular Majors: Computer Science, International Relations, Economics, Biology, Psychology, Political Science, Studio Art, Community Health, Qualitative Economics, Biopsychology
Study Abroad: Tufts has study abroad programs in ten countries, as well as a campus in Talloires, France

Degrees Conferred - AY2022-23

School of Arts and Sciences (including SMFA at Tufts): 1,204 bachelor's degrees
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: 321 master's-level degrees, 85 doctoral degrees, 309 professional certificates