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School of Arts and Sciences

Faculty & Research

Our Faculty

The faculty of Arts and Sciences, the largest of Tufts’ nine schools, explores collaborative research and scholarship opportunities across the university and around the world. More than 400 faculty make up the School of Arts and Sciences. The majority of A&S faculty hold a PhD and/or a terminal degree in their field (such as a MFA) and many of them are practicing professionals at the forefront of their fields.

Research and Scholarship Across Disciplines

Tufts University is recognized as one of the leading private research universities in the United States. The Carnegie Foundation ranks Tufts as a Research-1 institution—its highest classification for degree-granting colleges and universities—but the university's commitment to research is about more than prestige. It's about the academic community coming together in creative and compelling ways to push boundaries and ask the questions that will take our knowledge to the next level.

Across the School of Arts and Sciences' more than 40 academic departments, programs, and centers, approximately 400 faculty, 1,000 graduate students, and 5,400 undergraduates work collaboratively on groundbreaking research that spans our diverse disciplines.

Our aim is to support innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration as the foundations of discovery. Our approach is to create and support scholarship across the school to seamlessly integrate undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty into a collaborative educational research environment. The school celebrates all A&S scholars and the over 200 active grants, fellowships, and awards it receives each year.