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School of Arts and Sciences

Research

Making a Difference in the World by Advancing Research and Scholarship across Disciplines and Generations

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.

The largest of seven schools, the School of Arts and Sciences, consists of over 40 academic departments, programs, and centers. Across these areas, approximately 300 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.