STEM Diversity Graduate Programs

At Tufts, it is a priority to build and support a student body that is diverse at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The Center for STEM Diversity joins with faculty and staff throughout the university to develop and facilitate academic- and career-oriented programs that cater to the unique needs of Tufts science and engineering graduate students.

Prospective graduate students can contact the Center to find out more about its graduate STEM programs or to schedule an on-campus meeting with a potential research advisor. Graduate application fee waivers are available to GEM Fellow applicants, McNair Scholars, and Leadership Alliance members.

National GEM Consortium

Since 2006, Tufts has been a member of theĀ National GEM Consortium, a competitive fellowship program that has supported more than 4,000 graduate fellows with stipends between $20,000 and $100,000, summer employment, and paid graduate school costs. GEM affiliates like Tufts provide select students from underrepresented communities with the opportunity to connect with a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, and top universities at the master's and doctoral levels in applied science and engineering.

Want to learn more about the graduate school application process? Find a GEM GRAD Lab in your area! Every fall, a member school of the Massachusetts Consortium of STEM Programs (MC-STEMP) hosts a GEM GRAD Lab in the greater New England area. In this one-day symposium, you will learn how to apply to graduate school, discover funding opportunities, and get the "real scoop" from current graduate students.