Tuition & Application
Application Fast Facts:
Application Deadline: January 2
Program Duration: 1 to 2 years for full time
Tuition: $49,892 (2017-2018)
GRE Requirement: Yes
Interview Required: No
Prerequisites: BA degree or equivalent
Degree Type: Master of Arts (MA) - Educational
Notification and Decisions: March 30
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Program Tuition and Fees
Tuition of $49,892 (2017-2018) for the degree is billed as a one-time fee.
The University also charges the following fees:
- A Graduate Student Activity Fee of $62 is assessed
annually to support the activities of the Graduate Student Council.
- Health Insurance cost ($2,460 for 2017-2018) for
comprehensive medical coverage for students. If desired,
coverage is also available for spouses and children. Students
will be charged this amount unless a
waiver is filed. This cost may be waived if proof of outside
coverage from a U.S. carrier is submitted.
- A Comprehensive Student Health Fee ($812 for
2017-2018) for use of Tufts health and counseling services is mandatory for
students enrolled half-time or more.
Additional costs and program fees:
- Since tuition costs do not include room and board, living expenses are additional. Review the
on-campus housing information.
- Off campus housing information is available through the following resources:
- A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due upon
confirming your offer of admission.
- Books incur a small cost, likely between $100-200 per semester.
A tuition scholarship is an award based upon scholarly ability and need
that may be used exclusively for remission of tuition. Many students in the
program receive some amount of this department-based aid. Students who receive
scholarships are responsible for payment of fees and tuition charges above those
covered by their particular scholarship. Tuition scholarships are granted upon
admission, and all awards are granted and accepted with the understanding that
they may be revoked or reduced for students making inadequate progress toward
the degree as defined by departmental standards.
To apply for tuition scholarships, complete the Financial Aid
Application section of the
online application. Award
notification is sent to the applicant's mailing address with the acceptance
letter. Award offers are official only when made in writing and signed by the
dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Other Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities
Many students take advantage of hundreds of external scholarships each
year through their employers, civic and religious organizations, or other
networks. External scholarships can be a great way to supplement any additional
aid you might receive from Tufts University, and there are
website resources that can help make your search easier.
Information on other types of financial assistance, including various loan
programs and work-study, are available from
Student Financial Services as well as the programs
- Students seeking part-time work on campus should
Employment, Dowling Hall.
- Off campus employment opportunities may be available through
- Graduate students in the department are eligible to apply
for positions as Research Assistants and Graduate Assistants.
Each full time faculty member has the option to hire a Graduate
Assistant at the beginning of the academic year. Job
descriptions for both are posted in
Employment Opportunities and students apply according to personal interest and
qualification for the position. GA positions are for four hours
weekly and are paid at an hourly rate; RA positions vary.
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You can find more information about the application process on the
Graduate School Website. Tufts alumni, please read about the
TuftsPlus program, as recent graduates may be eligible for a
streamlined application process. A complete application to the
program includes the following:
- Online Application for Admission through
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
- College Transcripts: One
official copy of each of your college or university transcripts
- Send GREs: Tufts University GRE code 3901
- Three Letters of Recommendation.
Collectively the letters should address your capacity to accomplish
- Personal statement elaborating
on your reasons for wishing to pursue the MA in Educational
Studies. Your personal statement should be a maximum of 2,500 words, single-spaced.
- Application fee of $85 (non-refundable).
- Financial Aid Applications: If
you are applying for
financial assistance and/or a Tufts University
Department-based scholarship, be sure to complete the following two steps:
- Complete the Financial Aid Application section of the
- To apply for loans and other financial assistance
that is awarded from outside Tufts University, you will also need to complete a
www.fafsa.ed.gov (The Tufts FAFSA Code is 002219)
If you have further questions, please
contact the Director of the Program: Sabina Vaught at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.627.2568.