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Program Overview

This interdisciplinary master's program consists of 10 courses. Designed to serve students in a broad range of fields, the overall structure allows for an in-depth exploration of data analytics based on individual interests. The program does allow for a degree of flexibility regarding electives. Students who wish to take an elective outside those specifically mentioned in the program should consult with their advisor.

Program Structure

  • Students can choose from several different program structures:

    Two-year plan - This is envisioned as the standard route towards the degree. This would allow for the necessary time to be sure that students have the proper scholarly and experiential foundation. Students would have the opportunity to write a thesis or be placed in an internship in the second year of this track.

    Five-year Combined Degree program for Tufts students - GSAS offers combined degree programs through select departments (becoming a Double Jumbo). A combined bachelor/master's degree program is a five-year program conducted jointly by the School of Arts and Sciences and GSAS. The program permits students to complete the 120 credit-hour undergraduate degree and 30 credit-hour master's degree in five years. Admission to the graduate degree portion of the program is separate from the undergraduate degree portion. Students typically apply to the graduate program during their junior year. There are several criteria for admission to the program:
    Students must apply and be admitted to the graduate program by the end of the spring semester of their junior year
  • Competitive applicants will have an overall minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Applicants are required to submit 2 letters of recommendation, but are exempted from the GRE requirement, and are not required to pay the graduate application fee

Part-time: Part time students have up to five years to complete the program.

Additional options:

  • Students can transfer in up to 2 courses from graduate work completed at another institution.
  • Tufts undergraduate students can apply appropriate reserve courses towards this degree program—there is no limit to the number of these courses that can be applied.
  • GCAP students can apply 2 courses to this program, more courses can apply with the Dean's approval.
  • Accepted students can begin coursework during the summer prior to matriculation.