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School of Arts and Sciences

Combined Degree with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences combined degree programs give Tufts undergraduate students the opportunity to earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees together, usually within 5 years. This rewarding degree track is an ideal fit for Tufts undergraduates who are interested in rigorous, innovative programming.

How to apply

The deadline for Tufts undergraduate students to apply is December 15 for seniors and March 15 for juniors.

Seniors must submit their graduation packet and Course Distribution Form to Student Services by May 1. Forms will not be accepted after May 1; there will be no exceptions. Seniors who apply to the combined degree program will be required to submit this form as a part of their application materials. If the required forms for course distribution have not been submitted by May 1 to Student Services, you will be considered for the master’s program only, not the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program.

Combined degree programs offered through Arts and Sciences

Participating programs may consider counting one to two approved undergraduate courses towards the graduate degree. Requirements vary by program. Tufts undergraduate students who are interested in these programs should contact their department early to ensure that their course of study at the undergraduate level is preparing them for this graduate program.

Benefits of a Combined Degree

  • Earn your bachelor's and master's degrees together, usually within 5 years
  • GRE scores are not required
  • Application fee is waived
  • Only 2 letters of recommendation are required