Qualified applicants must have strong recommendations and a strong commitment to diversity research and scholarship.

To apply online, visit Graduate Admissions. You'll find details about the online application process as well as the online portal for submitting your application. Additional information and application requirements are available on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences website, such as:

Application Deadlines

Please see Application Deadlines for Fall and Spring matriculation deadlines.

MA Application Requirements

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership (DEIJ-L) program is committed to holistically reviewing all applications. This means that each application will undergo a balanced review across all components of that application to assess students' fit with the program.

We are aware of the complex conversation around the GRE with respect to diversity and graduate admissions. For this reason, our program does not require GRE scores.   

For further questions or further details, please contact us directly.

  • Application fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal statement
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

For current Tufts undergraduates and recent graduates eligible for Return to Tufts, the application process is simplified as follows:

  • Application fee waived
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from advisor) required

Tufts has a number of partnerships with organizations and consortia across the country to promote diversity and interdisciplinary scholarship. Prospective students with affiliations with these organizations are provided a variety of benefits, including application fee waivers. Please see our Requirements and Policies to learn more about fee waivers.

Certificate Application Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS, if applicable
  • Transcripts
  • One Letter of Recommendation

For further questions or further details, please contact us directly.

Scholarship & Tuition

There are several types of financial aid available through the university and through the program, namely, tuition scholarships, graduate assistantships, and work-study awards and loans through the Office of Financial Aid. 

All students – including international students – who apply to the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Leadership program and request consideration for financial aid are eligible to receive tuition scholarships. If admitted to the program, students will be notified of any departmental scholarship awarded upon receipt of their offer letter.

Additionally, all students are eligible to apply for many on-campus jobs, fellowships, and assistantships. Read more about these opportunities.

Learn more detailed information about the tuition and scholarship for this program.