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Admissions - Elementary STEM Education

Application Process

Applicants to this program must have strength in the STEM fields; a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent is required for admission. Please contact the program director before applying if you are not sure of how best to demonstrate your scholarship and background in the STEM fields.

Prospective students can apply to the Elementary STEM Education M.A.T. program through the Office of Graduate Admissions online portal. Recent Tufts alumni may be eligible for the TuftsPlus program, a streamlined application process.

Application Checklist

  • Online Application for Admission through Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
  • College Transcripts: One official copy of each of your college transcripts
  • Official GRE or MTEL: The M.A.T. program is test optional, the GRE or MTEL is not required for admission. Applicants who wish to submit their GRE scores can use the GRE code 3901.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • Resume
  • Personal Statement elaborating on your reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Your personal statement should be a maximum of 2,500 words, single spaced. Describe experiences, including inspiring individuals or events that motivated you to pursue a career in teaching.
  • Application Fee
  • Financial Aid Application: If you are applying for financial assistance and/or a Tufts University department-based scholarship, be sure to complete the following two steps.
    1. Complete the Financial Aid Application section of the online application.
    2. To apply for loans and other financial assistance that is awarded from outside Tufts University, you will also need to complete a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov (The Tufts FAFSA Code is 002219)

Tuition and Associated Costs

Tuition for the 16-month online M.A.T. is charged on a per credit basis. The minimum credits required to complete the program is 33. The most up-to-date tuition cost can be found on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tuition and Aid website under "Professional Graduate Programs." To qualify for federal financial aid, students must take a minimum of 6 credits per term.

Accepted students can qualfiy for academic scholarships through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Please contact the online program director for more information.

​For more information about the program's cost and fees (Student Activity Fee, Health Insurance and Fee) please see the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tuition and Aid site.

Program Fast Facts

Degree Type:
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Elementary STEM Education

Application Deadline:
See deadlines on the GSAS Admissions site

Notification and Decisions:
March 30

Program Start: Summer Session 1
Program Duration: 16 Months
Tuition: Per credit basis - GSAS Tuition and Aid - Professional Graduate Programs
Minimum Number of Credits: 33
Interview Required: Yes
GRE or MTEL Requirement: The M.A.T. program is test optional, the GRE or MTEL is not required for admission. Applicants who wish to submit their GRE scores can use the GRE code 3901.
Prerequisites: BA degree or equivalent
Letters of Recommendation: 3