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Department of Education

Admissions - Middle and High School

Application Process

Applicants to this program must have strength in the subject area they hope to teach; a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in that subject area 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 subject area you want to teach.

Prospective students can apply to the Middle and High School 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: Tufts University GRE code 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 this program for Fall 2021 admissions. 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation.
  • UTTC Statement: For UTTC applicants, in up to 500 words, please tell us why you are seeking an intensive teacher training experience in an urban setting. What experiences have prepared you for working in an urban school and how will doing so contribute to your professional goals?
  • 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 take this path.
  • 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)
  • Attend the Interview Day: An annual Interview Day is held in February (by email invitation) and at that time, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with faculty and students, visit school sites, and experience a sense of what the Tufts M.A.T. program entails. For those who are unable to attend, individual interviews will be scheduled.

Tuition and Associated Costs

Tuition for the 12-month residential M.A.T. is charged on a per credit basis. The minimum credits required to complete the program is 30, with the option of additional courses to fulfill discipline specific requirements as needed. 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.

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

Urban Teacher Training Collaborative Scholarships
Since 2004, this program has supported between 7 and 15 Urban Teacher Training Collaborative interns per year who serve full year residencies in UTTC partner schools in Boston, Somerville, Malden and other communities. UTTC interns may receive stipends of up to $10,000 per year. Applicants to the UTTC will complete a supplemental application essay. Successful candidates will have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate academic major, be accepted to one of the UTTC school sites, and have demonstrated excellent writing and analytical skills in academic projects and/or experience in academic research.

The UTTC program is generously supported by both the Tufts University Provost and the Margolis family.

Margolis Urban Teacher Scholar Program
The Margolis Family and the Tufts University Provost's Office generously support the Urban Teacher Training Collaborative Program to provide financial support to highly talented graduate students who are committed to teaching in urban schools. Tuition scholarships are sometimes paired with the stipend.

For more information on the program or the application process, contact Ryan Redmond

Program Fast Facts

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

Application Deadline:
See deadlines on the GSAS Admissions site

Notification and Decisions:
March 30

Program Duration: 12 Months
Tuition: Per credit basis - GSAS Tuition and Aid - Professional Graduate Programs
Minimum Number of Credits: 30
GRE or MTEL Requirement: 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: B.A. degree or the equivalent