Newly Admitted Students
Welcome! View the school-specific resources below to help start your graduate career at Tufts.
Mentorship in Graduate School
Mentor/mentee relationships are as different as the people involved, but at the core, the relationship is synergetic, with both parties engaging in an educational, social, and intellectual relationship.
The StAAR Center Graduate Resources
The Student Accessibility and Academic Resources (StAAR) Center team understand the particular needs and challenges of graduate students and have developed programming to address those concerns from a strength-based and process-oriented approach.
Students interested in pursuing a career in academia or teaching have many opportunities at the departmental level to practice and expand their skills as teaching assistants.
Teaching assistants (TAs) are resident students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences or School of Engineering who are paid a stipend to teach part-time at the university as part of their training.
Notation of Development (NOD)
All PhD and master’s degree students can receive formal recognition for workshop attendance in the form of a "Notation of Development" (NOD) on their transcripts.
Registrar's Office Graduate Forms
We are the custodian of AS&E undergraduate and graduate student records and facilitate course registration and changes, degree certification, grading, transcripts, enrollment verifications, the Bulletin, transfer of credit and other functions as they relate to the student record.
Foreign Language Exam
Select GSAS programs require students to take foreign language exams prior to graduation.
Giving Graduate Students the Tools for Change
Graduate students at Tufts are encouraged to apply for funding, participate in development workshops, and engage in the research process at every stage of your graduate career.
Guidance and resources for grant applications including checklists, writing support, and administrative help.
Conference Reimbursement Fund
The AS&E Graduate Student Conference Reimbursement Fund supports students who wish to travel domestically or internationally to further their research and engage with colleagues in their respective fields.
The Graduate Student Research Competition (GSRC) supports the research of graduate students by providing funding for certain expenses.
Serving as a research assistant (RA) is an important part of the professional development and training that Tufts offers graduate students. Research assistants are graduate students who receive a stipend as part of their training.
Offshore Wind Power Opportunities Fuel Aspirations of Tufts Graduate Students
GSAS Dean's Office
Led by Dean Bárbara M. Brizuela, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office is a resource for all GSAS and SMFA Graduate Students.
Engineering Dean's Office
Led by Dean Karen Panneta, the School of Engineering's graduate dean's office is here to support students, faculty, and staff.