Each summer, Tufts welcomes visiting Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional, and Adult Students from across the country and around the world. Summer enrollment at Tufts is a great way to earn University credits to make good use of your Summer or get a head start on your next career.
Tufts Summer Session offers 170+ courses, from Comp Sci to Poli Sci, from Artificial Intelligence to Public Speaking, and Organic Chemistry to Nutrition. Our offerings currently include courses from the following Schools:
Most summer courses are offered in the evening or online allowing you to earn credit while holding an internship and enjoying your summer. We also offer several Summer Study Abroad options so you can explore your world and vacation, too.**
Whether in Medford, traveling, or in your hometown, you can always be at Tufts!
** While our Study Abroad options are limited this year, check back next year for many new opportunities!
Distinctive. We offer the outstanding instruction expected from Tufts. Learn from some of Tufts most distinguished professors in Classes that tend to be small, allowing for a more comprehensive and meaningful learning experience.
Affordable. With higher-education costs soaring, it is comforting to know that Tufts Summer is reasonably priced.
Convenient. Most courses are scheduled in the evening, online, or as “intensives” for a weekend or 1-week session. With Tufts you can have your summer and make progress on your educational goals, too.
Whatever your reasons, Tufts credits are transferable to your home institution and help you pace yourself on the road to graduation, or help you take that next step in your life.
For Summer Session and Summer Study Abroad courses, follow the "Apply / Register" links above to submit an application. Prompts and emails will guide you through the process. For additional information about the process, please see our instructions page.
For Intensives & Workshops, including SMFA Continuing Education, follow this link.
We welcome students from around the world to our Medford/Somerville, Boston, and Grafton campuses each Summer. For more information about how to attend Summer courses at Tufts, please visit our International Student page.
A recent Bundesgymnasium graduate, Matthias decided to leave his home in Austria for six weeks and spend part of his summer studying international relations and economics at Tufts. He thought the summer before completing his zivildienst (year of public service) was the perfect time to try something new. Matthias saw the advantages of international study at a great American university before entering his "gap" year, and he knew that Tufts University had the summer courses he needed and could transfer to his home university, when the time comes.