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Admissions - STEM Education

Tuition and Associated Costs

M.S. tuition is billed in the first year only and is inclusive of courses taken during the summer terms prior to the academic year, and the summer following the academic year. The Department of Education provides full-time Ph.D. students with full tuition scholarships. For more information about the M.S. tuition and part-time Ph.D. cost and associated fees (Student Activity Fee, Health Insurance and Fee) please see the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Tuition and Aid site.

Tuition costs do not include room and board and living expenses. For information regarding on-campus and off-campus housing please visit the GSAS website.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Research Assistantships
Some research projects and centers have research assistantships available for STEM Education M.S. and Ph.D. students. The positions typically involve twenty hours a week of research-related activity during the academic year. Occasionally, an increased workload can be negotiated for the summer months.

The Center for Engineering Education and Outreach has a number of assistantships available for students. Contact Professor Chris Rogers for more information.

Application Process

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

Review the GSAS Admissions page for M.S. and Ph.D. application deadlines.

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 GREs: Tufts University GRE code is 3901. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the availability of standardized testing, test scores will be optional for students applying to these programs for Fall 2021 admissions. 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation: Collectively the letters should address your capacity to accomplish graduate-level studies.
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement: Tell us about what motivates you to study STEM Education at Tufts. We are hoping for a reflection about your experiences and personal objectives, 1500-2500 words.
  • Writing Sample: Where the personal statement is about you, this should be a sample of your scholarly writing about a topic in STEM Education, citing references from relevant literature. Feel free to send a paper you've already written, for a course or for publication, or write something new focused on problems you are interested to study.
  • 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).

M.S. Program Fast Facts

Degree Type: Master of Science (M.S.) in Mathematics Education, Science Education, or Engineering Education
Application Deadline: See deadlines on the GSAS Admissions site
Notification and Decisions: March 1
Program Duration: Maximum of 3 years for full-time students
Tuition: GSAS Tuition and Aid - Masters Programs
GRE Required: Yes. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the availability of standardized testing, test scores will be optional for students applying to this program for Fall 2021 admissions. 
Interview Required: On an as-needed basis
Prerequisites: BA degree in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering, or equivalent

Ph.D. Program Fast Facts

Degree Type: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics Education, Science Education, or Engineering Education
Application Deadline: See deadlines on the GSAS Admissions site
Notification and Decisions: March 1
Program Duration: Maximum of 6 years
Tuition: The Department of Education provides full-time doctoral students with full tuition scholarships.
GRE Required: Yes. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the availability of standardized testing, test scores will be optional for students applying to this program for Fall 2021 admissions. 
Interview Required: Yes
Prerequisites: BA degree in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering, or equivalent