Tuition & Financial Aid

MS in Computer Science

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Below is a list of salaries that Tufts MSCS alumni might earn. Nationally, the average salary for those with an MS in Computer Science is $102,000. As each graduate is unique, you should evaluate your personal goals after graduation in order to assess your earning potential.

Job Title
Average Salary
Job Title Software Developer
Average Salary $87,000
Job Title Test / Quality Assurance Engineer
Average Salary $90,000
Job Title Machine Learning Engineer
Average Salary $91,000
Job Title Data Scientist
Average Salary $99,000
Job Title Information Security Manager
Average Salary $102,000
Job Title Senior Systems Engineer
Average Salary $114,000
Job Title Senior Hardware Design Engineer
Average Salary $118,000
Job Title Senior Software Engineer
Average Salary $121,000
Job Title Solutions Architect
Average Salary $121,000
Job Title Vice President (VP), Information Technology
Average Salary $140,000
Job Title Principal Software Engineer
Average Salary $141,000
Job Title Senior Product Manager
Average Salary $147,000
Job Title Software Architect
Average Salary $147,000
Job Title Software Development Manager
Average Salary $158,000
Job Title Director of Engineering
Average Salary $163,000

Salaries shown above are based on average salaries reported to Payscale as of April 22, 2020.

Tuition Costs

$1,730

Cost per credit hour

30

Total Credit Hours

$51,900

Approximate cost of attendance

*Based on 2023-2024 tuition and does not include university fees. Tuition is subject to change each academic year.

Scholarship Opportunities

We recognize that attending graduate school involves a significant financial investment. Students enrolled in the Tufts online MSCS program may benefit from a number of resources to fund their degree. These options include:

Alumni who return to Tufts School of Engineering can earn their MS degree at a reduced tuition rate. Alumni are eligible for Double Jumbo Scholarships with benefits that include:

  • 20% discount on tuition
  • Waived graduate application fees
  • Only submitting 2 letters of recommendation

Tufts alumni returning to the School of Engineering should discuss their eligibility with an enrollment advisor.

Tufts School of Engineering offers undergraduate STEM majors and alums from select institutions (Lafayette College, Olin College, Smith College, Union College, and Wellesley College) an accelerated path to a master’s degree.

Program benefits

  • Lower tuition cost: You will receive a 20% tuition scholarship.
  • Streamlined application process:
    • No application fee
    • Only two letters of recommendation are required
    • GRE scores are not required

Students from Bridge Universities applying to the School of Engineering should discuss their eligibility with an enrollment advisor.

The current Yellow Ribbon Scholarship award at Tufts is $5,000 annually for veterans enrolled as students in the School of Engineering. You can find additional information about the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Tufts School of Engineering offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships to online students each semester. Applicants are reviewed for a scholarship and program admission at the same time. A separate scholarship application is not required. The scholarship covers 10% of the tuition for each semester of a candidate’s program. The scholarship cannot be transferred to a future start term, and cannot be combined with any other Tufts University scholarship (with the exception of Yellow Ribbon).

Learn more about all School of Engineering scholarship opportunities. We also recommend the FastWeb scholarship search site for external scholarships.

Additional Financial Aid Resources

Students enrolled in the Tufts online MSCS program may benefit from a number of resources to fund their degree. These options include:

Employer Assistance or Reimbursement

Contact an enrollment advisor to learn more about the program and to help determine if the program meets the eligibility requirements for tuition assistance or reimbursement through your employer. Complete the form to be contacted by an enrollment advisor.

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Loans

Students may be eligible for education loans, including:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans
  • Private Loans

Military

View the tuition benefits and services available to U.S. military service members and veterans.

For more information about graduate student loans, scholarships, or how to apply for financial aid and services, visit the Tufts main Financial Aid site, email studentservices@tufts.edu, or call 617-627-3987.

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