Reserving Courses for Graduate Degrees

Both liberal arts and engineering undergraduate students may reserve courses toward a graduate degree. These courses are not calculated into your GPA and can’t be used to satisfy any undergraduate degree requirements, including:

  • The minimum number of credits you need to graduate
  • Major and minor requirements
  • Foundation and Distribution requirements

All course reservation forms should be submitted when you turn in your graduation packet. No form submissions or changes will be accepted after May 1. If you plan to use your reserved courses towards a Tufts graduate program, whether standalone or combined, you will need to submit a request for transfer of credit for the courses to be added to your graduate transcript.

Reserve Courses: Liberal Arts or Engineering

GSAS and SOE Combined Degree Programs

Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and School of Engineering combined degree programs allow Tufts students to earn both their bachelor's degree and their master's degree in as little as 5 years. This rewarding track is an ideal fit for Tufts undergraduates in rigorous, innovative programming. Combined degree students are required to complete the undergraduate degree requirmements and graduate before moving into the master's portion of their program. Student who do not receive their bachelor's degree by August of their senior year must continue to enroll as an undergraduate and pay undergraduate tuition.

International students: International students will receive a new Change of Education Level (COL) Form I-20 for the master’s degree.

Combined Degree Student Forms

Students enrolled in most Tufts combined BS/MS, BS/MA, BA/MA, BA/MPH, or BS/MPH program are allowed to apply two courses toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degree, in addition to reserving courses for the graduate degree. Shared courses can be used to satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. The option to share courses will vary between programs and students are encouraged to reach out to the program’s department with questions.

Liberal Arts and Engineering students must complete the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Course Distribution Form to submit their chosen shared courses for approval to the Director of Graduate Studies. Students in the BS/MS, BS/MA, and BA/MA programs need to complete this form before they matriculate into their graduate program.

Share Courses: BS/MS, BA/MA, or BS/MA

Students participating in the BA/MPH and BS/MPH should use the MPH Transcript Reconciliation form to submit their chosen shared or reserved courses.

Reserve/Share Courses: BA/MPH and BS/MPH