Graduate Programs

The graduate program in Chemistry at Tufts University is large enough to foster stimulating interaction among colleagues and provide research opportunities at the frontiers of science, but small enough to have a very favorable student/faculty ratio. Doctoral students become well acquainted with the faculty and, based on mutual interests, select a research supervisor during their first semester. Formal requirements are minimized to allow students the flexibility to tailor their PhD or MS program to meet their individual needs. A more detailed description of the program requirements can be found in the Handbook of Academic Requirements & Procedure for the Chemistry Graduate Program.

You can apply to our programs through the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The admissions deadline for Fall enrollment is December 15 for PhD programs and January 15 for MS programs.  The admissions deadline for Spring enrollment is October 15 for all programs.

No GRE scores are required for Chemistry applications.  International applicants may require a test of English proficiency, as required by guidelines set by the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Tufts Chemistry is committed to a review process that evaluates the whole applicant, recognizing that individuals can show readiness for independent study in diverse ways.

For information about tuition, stipends, and benefits for Tufts doctoral (PhD) students, please visit GSAS Doctoral Students' Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Tufts Masters (MS) students typically receive some amount of financial aid, which is calculated during the admissions process. Tufts Chemistry does not typically offer full tuition scholarships for MS students.

Please visit the admissions website for comprehensive information on admissions requirements, deadlines, financial and merit aid options, forms, and instructions.

Programs

MS in Chemistry

The course requirements of the master's program at Tufts University are flexible since each student entering the program has individual goals.

MS in Chemistry/Biotechnology

The Department of Chemistry, jointly with the Biotechnology Center, offers a Master of Science (MS) in Chemistry/Biotechnology.

PhD in Chemistry

Tufts University has a unique system through which students develop and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of their field of specialization.

PhD in Chemistry/Biotechnology

The Department of Chemistry, jointly with the Biotechnology Center, offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemistry/Biotechnology.

PhD in Chemical Physics

The Department of Chemistry jointly with the Department of Physics & Astronomy, offer a program leading to a PhD in Chemical Physics.

Joint PhD in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering

The Department of Chemistry has partnered with the Tufts Interdisciplinary Advanced Materials Center to offer a joint PhD in Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering.

Travel Fellowships

The Tufts University Chemistry Department is proud to support PhD student travel to national and international conferences, made possible through the generous support of the Ronald J. Poole Chemistry Fellowship Fund.

Learn more about Travel Fellowships

Introduction to Graduate Programs in Chemistry at Tufts University

Learn more about the unique strengths of the graduate programs at Tufts Chemistry.

Graduate Programs

Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial and merit aid options, forms and instructions.

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Director of Graduate Studies

Joshua Kritzer

Joshua Kritzer