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.
Tufts doctoral (PhD) students in Chemistry, Chemistry-Biotechnology, and Chemical Physics are guaranteed five years of support including tuition, stipend, and benefits. For 2022-2023 the stipend is $35,868 per year. This support comes from a combination of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. Students in PhD programs must remain in good academic standing to receive this support.
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.
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.
Introduction to Graduate Programs in Chemistry at Tufts University
Learn more about the unique strengths of the graduate programs at Tufts Chemistry.