Welcome from the Dean of Graduate Arts and Sciences

Dean Barbara Brizuela

Dear Students,

Welcome. More than twenty-seven years ago, I myself joined GSAS as a graduate student!

With this being my twenty-first year at Tufts as a faculty member—and as a former student, department chair, and program director—I know first-hand how excellent our faculty are, how deeply they care about the success of each student, and how hard they will work to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment where you will thrive. Now, as the Dean of GSAS, I look forward to supporting our graduate students through successful completion of their graduate programs. I encourage you to contact your program director with any questions you may have about your academic program. Additional information for incoming graduate students is available on our Admitted Students website and our residential resource site. These sites will help you familiarize yourself with the Medford/Somerville area and provide information regarding graduate housing. As your dean, my door is always open.

Please feel free to contact the GSAS Dean’s Office at gsas@tufts.edu if we can be of any help as your make your decision. In these times of uncertainty, especially with the ongoing pandemic affecting all of us, the importance of community cannot be understated. We look forward to you joining the Tufts community!

Congratulations again,

Bárbara M. Brizuela

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of Education
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