Tufts School of Engineering: Graduate Programs

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Why Tufts School of Engineering?

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Why Tufts School of Engineering?


Engineer solutions that matter


Academic disciplines Biomedical Engineering


Chemical and Biological Engineering


Civil and Environmental Engineering


Computer Science


Electrical and Computer Engineering


Mechanical Engineering


Management and Innovation (Tufts Gordon Institute)


Cross-disciplinary programs Master’s programs


Joint PhD programs


Certificate programs


Graduate student life


Engineer your own path: Programs are often eligible for employer tuition reimbursement programs. Go in depth with a doctorate: Fully-funded PhD programs available.


to be part of Tufts School of Engineering’s future—part of something bigger than a great engineering school. An incubator for the leaders of the future. A spark for innovations that can elevate society. A positive force for social change. An engine for good.



At Tufts School of Engineering, students are innovating and creating new technology to improve health, increase sustainability, and educate future leaders in our increasingly interconnected global community. Combine exceptional instruction and hands-on learning to earn a degree that will prepare you for success in your field. Graduate programs in: Assistive Design (Certificate)

Engineering Education (Certificate)

Bioengineering (MS)

Environmental Engineering Policy and Planning (MS)

Biomedical Engineering (Certificate, MS, PhD) Biotechnology Engineering (PhD) Biotechnology (Certificate) New Cellular Agriculture (Certificate)

Chemical Engineering (MS, PhD) Civil and Environmental Engineering (Certificate, MS, PhD) Cognitive Science (Joint PhD) Computer Engineering (Certificate, MS) Computer Science, On Campus (Certificate, MS, PhD, Post-baccalaureate)

Engineering Management, Online (MS) with optional on-campus immersive experiences Environmental Management (Certificate) Human Factors Engineering (MS) Human Factors in Data Science (Certificate) Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems (Certificate) Human-Computer Interaction (Certificate) Human-Robot Interaction (MS, Joint PhD) Innovation and Management (MS) Manufacturing Engineering (Certificate)

Computer Science, Online (MS, Post-baccalaureate)

Materials Science and Engineering (MS, Joint PhD)

Cybersecurity and Public Policy (MS)

Mechanical Engineering (MS, PhD)

Data Science, On Campus (Certificate, MS)

Microwave and Wireless Engineering (Certificate)

Data Science, Online (MS)

Offshore Wind Energy Engineering (MS, PhD, Post-baccalaureate)

Electrical Engineering (MS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)

Software Systems Development (MS)

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Biomedical Engineering (Certificate, MS, PhD) Bioengineering: Biomaterials track (MS) Cellular Agriculture (Certificate) Materials Science and Engineering (Joint PhD) New

Dual Degree MS Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Biomedical technology is booming. Companies are seeking engineers who understand the medical uses of diagnostic imaging instrumentation, who have training in tissue engineering, or who are well-versed in biomaterials to design artificial joints. Students graduate from Tufts ready to advance in the ever-changing field of biomedical engineering.



Working with Professor Irene Georgakoudi in the Optical Diagnostics for Diseased and Engineered Tissue Lab, Nilay Vora uses in vitro and in vivo flow cytometry to pursue the label-free detection of rare circulating tumor cell clusters in whole blood. The team’s work is driving new innovations in non-invasive diagnostics and treatments for cancer. To learn more about Nilay and Professor Georgakoudi, scan the code.

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Studying biotechnology engineering with Bright Futures Assistant Professor James Van Deventer, Briana Lino engineers yeast to produce more “drug-like” proteins. “The small class sizes and emphasis on mentorship really drew me to Tufts,” Briana says. “It is clear that the faculty and staff want you to succeed and will go the extra mile to make you feel supported.”

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To learn more about Briana and Professor Van Deventer, scan the code.

CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Bioengineering: Cell and Bioprocess Engineering track (MS) Biotechnology Engineering (PhD) Biotechnology (Certificate) Materials Science and Engineering (Joint PhD)


Chemical Engineering (MS, PhD)

Dual Degree MS Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Tufts trains engineers in both the science of creating new chemical products and the economics of buying and selling those products. We know you need to work at the intersections of science, health, and technology, and we’ll prepare you for your next move, whether it’s pursuing a top career in industry or academia, founding a groundbreaking start-up, or studying in a highly-ranked PhD program.


CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Civil and Environmental Engineering (Certificate, MS, PhD) Environmental Management (Certificate)


Offshore Wind Energy Engineering (MS, PhD, Postbac) Environmental Engineering Policy and Planning (MS) Bioengineering: Environmental Biotechnology track (MS) Materials Science and Engineering (Joint PhD) Dual Degree MS Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Today’s civil and environmental engineers work in areas spanning infrastructure, environmental and water resources engineering, environmental hazards, sustainability, climate change, and data analytics. Our programs combine classroom teaching with hands-on learning and close mentoring to help our students gain the knowledge and tools to pursue successful careers in a variety of traditional and emerging fields.



Tufts’ graduate programs in offshore wind energy engineering take the lead in the global development of alternative energy sources. Bridget Moynihan and advisors Professor Babak Moaveni and Professor of the Practice Eric Hines plan for the expansion of U.S. offshore wind infrastructure and help maintain wind turbines off the coast of New England. To learn more about Bridget and Professors Moaveni and Hines, scan the code.

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Yan Zhou Chen discovered her passion for computational systems biology while pursuing her undergraduate degree at Tufts. She’s now a graduate student in Professor Soha Hassoun’s lab, which develops machine learning models that are custom-tailored for biological data. Their tools provide crucial insights into complex biological systems.

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To learn more about Yan and Professor Hassoun, scan the code.

Earn your MS or Post-baccalaureate in Computer Science or your MS in Data Science, online or on campus. Visit go.tufts.edu/soeonline to learn more about our online options.

COMPUTER SCIENCE Computer Science, On Campus (Certificate, MS, PhD, Postbac) Computer Science, Online (MS, Postbac) Bioengineering: Bioinformatics track (MS) Cognitive Science (Joint PhD) Computer Engineering (Certificate, MS) Cybersecurity and Public Policy (MS) Data Science, Online (MS) Human-Computer Interaction (Certificate) Human-Robot Interaction (MS, Joint PhD) Software Systems Development (MS)


Data Science, On Campus (Certificate, MS)

Dual Degree MS Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Forget everything you’ve heard about computer science departments that limit you to a narrow path of study or herd students into large lecture halls where you get lost in the crowd. We do things differently. Tufts offers expertise in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to cybersecurity to machine learning, and allows you the space to follow your interests.


Earn your MS in Data Science online or on campus. Visit go.tufts.edu/soeonline to learn more about our online option.

ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING Electrical Engineering (MS) Computer Engineering (Certificate, MS) Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD) Bioengineering: Signals and Systems track (MS) Data Science, On Campus (Certificate, MS)


Data Science, Online (MS) Human-Robot Interaction (MS, Joint PhD) Materials Science and Engineering (Joint PhD) Microwave and Wireless Engineering (Certificate) Dual Degree MS Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)

Electrical engineers develop low-power hardware components to create high-speed wireless systems. Computer engineers study improvements to the energy efficiency of processors, devices, and batteries. From robotics to big data to new medical devices, electrical and computer engineers are changing the world we live in.



Wenxin Zeng develops smart wearable devices and sensors such as adaptive CMOS imagers, collaborating with Professor Sameer Sonkusale and colleagues in Tufts Nano Lab. “We have a diverse multidisciplinary team in the lab,” says Wenxin. “I love how a problem can be analyzed from different aspects and how the fruit of research only comes from contributions from different areas.” To learn more about Wenxin and Professor Sonkusale, scan the code.

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Tim Cheng decided to come to Tufts for his graduate studies when he learned about Associate Professor Robert White’s research mixing acoustical, electrical, and mechanical engineering. In the Microscale Sensors and Systems Lab, researchers develop sensor systems, microsystems, acoustic devices, and dynamic systems.

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To learn more about Tim and Professor White, scan the code.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Mechanical Engineering (MS, PhD) Human Factors Engineering (MS) Human Factors in Data Science (Certificate) Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems (Certificate) Human-Computer Interaction (Certificate) Assistive Design (Certificate) Bioengineering: Biomechanical Systems and Devices track (MS) Human-Robot Interaction (MS, Joint PhD) Materials Science and Engineering (Joint PhD) Dual Degree MS Program (with Tufts Gordon Institute)


Manufacturing Engineering (Certificate)

Mechanical engineers invent, analyze, and manufacture mechanical components and systems. Learn tools to succeed across engineering fields like automotive, aerospace, shipping, power, heating and cooling, and machinery, as well as the new and emerging fields of robotics, micro- and nano-devices, and medical devices.


Earn your MS in Engineering Management online with the option of also participating in on-campus immersive experiences. Visit go.tufts.edu/soeonline to learn more.


MANAGEMENT AND INNOVATION (TUFTS GORDON INSTITUTE) Engineering Management, Online (MSEM) with optional on-campus immersive experiences Innovation and Management (MSIM) Dual Degree MS Program (MSIM, plus an MS degree offered by another School of Engineering department)

Tufts University’s Gordon Institute prepares scientists and engineers to become technology leaders and innovators. The MSEM is a part-time degree for working professionals who want to enhance their technical experience with advanced management and leadership skills, while the MSIM is a full-time, one-year program designed to broaden the education of recent engineering and science graduates with the skills needed to succeed as leaders in the technology sector.



While earning her MS in Engineering Management online, Lauren Fraser continued to work full-time and started a new job as a mechanical engineer. She appreciated the flexibility and the welcoming atmosphere from faculty like Professor of the Practice Samuel Liggero. “Professors go out of their way to get to know everyone in the class, holding virtual coffee chats and office hours,” says Lauren. To learn more about Lauren and Professor Liggero, scan the code.

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MASTER’S PROGRAMS Bioengineering—Independent program with the option to choose between six tracks: • Bioinformatics • Biomaterials • Biomechanical Systems and Devices • Cell and Bioprocess Engineering • Environmental Biotechnology • Signals and Systems

Data Science—Offered in two departments: • Computer Science • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering—Offered in two departments: • Computer Science • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering— Independent program Dual Degree MS Program—Earn an MS in Innovation and Management and an MS from one of the six Engineering departments

Interdisciplinary learning is crucial to understanding engineering issues in the context of the greater world. Tufts students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty, classmates, and researchers across all disciplines. The School of Engineering has a long and robust history of interdisciplinary collaboration, with departments banding together to offer innovative degrees. As she studies for her MS in Computer Engineering, Jessica Nordlund conducts research in the Vision and Sensing Lab led by Professor and Dean of Graduate Education Karen Panetta. 18


Cybersecurity and Public Policy—Joint degree offered by the Department of Computer Science and The Fletcher School

Human-Robot Interaction—Offered in three departments: • Computer Science • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

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Cognitive Science—Offered in one Engineering department: Computer Science Human-Robot Interaction—Offered in three departments: • Computer Science • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Mechanical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering— Offered in five departments: • Biomedical Engineering • Chemical and Biological Engineering • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Electrical and Computer Engineering • Mechanical Engineering



Collaborating with departments across the university, Tufts School of Engineering offers three joint PhD options. Students apply to a joint PhD program through a home department and earn a degree both from that department and in their chosen discipline, maximizing interdisciplinary connections and innovative research opportunities.

Zachary Kranefeld studies the interactions of light and matter, spending his time in Professor and Department Chair Thomas Vandervelde’s lab working with thermal imaging and infrared cameras. “Tufts can provide the education you’ll need to be successful in your career,” Zachary says. “But what is even more valuable, in my opinion, is the connections to alumni and industry that can be found here.”



Learn more: go.tufts.edu/engineeringcertificates

Assistive Design

Engineering Education K–12 (TEEP)

Biomedical Engineering

Environmental Management


Human-Computer Interaction


Cellular Agriculture

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Human Factors in Data Science

Computer Engineering

Human Factors in Medical Devices and Systems

Computer Science

Manufacturing Engineering

Data Science

Microwave and Wireless Engineering

Are you looking to retrain or refocus your career? Consider Tufts’ practice-oriented certificate programs. Most consist of four or five graduate courses offered in the late afternoon or evening. They equal roughly half of the credits you’ll need for a master’s degree, and most credits will transfer to our graduate programs. Computer Science and Offshore Wind Energy Engineering also offer a post-baccalaureate degree option.

Public school teacher Vera Gor completed her K-12 engineering education certificate online. She engages her English language learner students through techniques she learned in the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach’s Teacher Engineering Education Program (TEEP). Pictured on a video call with CEEO director Merredith Portsmore, Vera uses engineering to develop hands-on, project-based learning experiences for students.






With just a short walk to the hip neighborhood of Davis Square, Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus is a hub of activity. There’s always something happening at Tufts—visits from nationally-renowned speakers and performers, research symposiums, social events and volunteer opportunities, and celebrations of National Engineers Week and National Graduate Student Appreciation Week, just to name a few. Students enjoy easy access to the wonders of the greater Boston area via local bus routes, the subway’s Red Line, and free campus shuttles. Tufts is now even the home of a brand-new subway stop on the Green Line, which takes riders straight in to the heart of Boston.


We believe that the diversity of our graduate students deeply enriches our community. A diverse student body is fundamental to our academic mission to provide multiple views and perspectives that enhance knowledge. Our mission is to create a welcoming environment for all students. Tufts student organizations offer opportunities to continue to build community across campus, and include:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering Society (BEaChES)

oSTEM (Out in STEM)

Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Organization (CEEGSO) Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GSWE)

Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists (SOLES) Tufts University Graduate Student Council Women in Computer Science

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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