Through this 2022-2023 academic year bulletin, announcement is made of the general rules, regulations, fees, and schedules in effect as of the date of publication. This bulletin is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between the university and any applicant, student, or other party. The university reserves its right to make changes, without notice, in any course offerings, requirements, policies, regulations, dates, and financial or other information contained in this bulletin. Published by the Trustees of Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts 02155.
Anthony P. Monaco
Lawrence S. Bacow
Burton Crosby Hallowell
Leonard Chapin Mead
Acting President, 1966–1967
Nils Yngve Wessell
Acting President, 1953
George Stewart Miller
Acting President, 1937–1938
John Albert Cousens
Acting President, 1919–1920
Hermon Carey Bumpus
William Leslie Hooper
Acting President, 1912–1914
Reverend Frederick William Hamilton
Acting President, 1905–1906
Reverend Elmer HewittCapen
Reverend Alonzo Ames Miner
John Potter Marshall
Acting President, 1861–1862
Reverend Hosea Ballou II
Tufts is a student-centered research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We are committed to providing transformative experiences for students and faculty in an inclusive and collaborative environment where creative scholars generate bold ideas, innovate in the face of complex challenges, and distinguish themselves as active citizens of the world.
Our broad range of schools form an innovative, interdisciplinary university of creative scholars who have a profound impact on one another and the world. During a time of significant challenges in higher education, Tufts is dedicated to effective stewardship of our resources to create and sustain an environment that prepares to launch all our students into the world ready to chart a course for success. Fueled by evolving digital technologies and a steadfast commitment to academic integrity, we are pushing the boundaries of how we teach, learn, and conduct research and scholarship.
The largest division of the university is the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. This division comprises the School of Arts and Sciences including the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, and the School of Engineering. The university’s graduate and professional schools the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and University College.
Schools are located on Tufts’ campuses in Medford/Somerville, Boston, and Grafton, Massachusetts. Students may also study at the Tufts European Center, located in an eleventh-century monastery in Talloires, France. Tufts is also afﬁliated with the New England Conservatory of Music, providing joint undergraduate programs and ﬂexible cross-registration.
oston. It is a tranquil New England setting within easy access by subway, bus, and shuttle to the cultural, social, and entertainment resources of Boston and Cambridge. BFA students split their time between the Medford/Somerville campus and the SMFA Campus located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, located next door to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. All undergraduates may take classes on the SMFA campus and shuttle service runs between the two campuses.
Tufts is a student-centered institution, where support for students’ personal and academic development is embedded into the organization and ethos of the university. The Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is committed to scholarship of the highest order and teaching of exacting quality, while equally dedicated to providing a friendly, open, and intellectually rich and stimulating environment. This environment is one of the reasons Tufts is one of the most highly competitive universities in the country.
Tufts has programs abroad in Chile, China, France, England, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, and Spain, and approved study abroad partners in over 50 other countries. More than 40 percent of undergraduates choose to spend one or both semesters of their junior year abroad to add a strong international dimension to their education.
More than 98 percent of enrolling students expect to pursue graduate or professional studies, and annually Tufts students are the recipients of such prestigious academic awards as Fulbright, Truman, Goldwater, and Beinecke scholarships and fellowships.
Tufts University is a privately endowed institution founded in 1852 and has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE; formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) since 1929, and its accreditation by NECHE encompasses the entire institution. Tufts underwent a comprehensive evaluation in March 2013 and was accredited by the Commission in September 2013. The NECHE accepted The University’s Fifth Year interim report in May 2018. NECHE establishes and maintains high standards of educational excellence through self-evaluation and peer review. Institutions demonstrating that they meet these standards are accredited and thus members of NECHE. The CIHE, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, is one of seven accrediting commissions that provide accreditation regionally.
Some programs and degrees at Tufts have been accredited by additional specialist agencies:
- B.S. in ACS Certified Chemistry, accredited by the American Chemical Society.
- B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, accredited through 2025 by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- B.S. in Civil Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- B.S. in Computer Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- B.S. in Computer Science, accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- B.S. in Electrical Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- B.S. in Environmental Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
- M.A. and Ed.S. in School Psychology, accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- M.A.T. in Art Education (grades PreK–8 and 5–12), accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
- M.A. in German with Teacher Licensure, accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- M.A.T. in Elementary STEM, accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- M.A.T. in Middle and High School, accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
- M.S. Environmental Policy and Planning accredited by the planning and Accreditation Board (PAB) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
- Dental Education, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.
- Medical Education, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) of the American Medical Association and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
- Master of Public Health, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
- Physician Assistant Program (Master of Medical Science), accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
- Doctor Of Physical Therapy accredited by the Commissions on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.*
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, accredited by American Veterinary Medical Association. The Tufts University Police Department has been accredited by the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission (AVMA).
- Tufts University Police Department accredited by Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.