Tuition & Financial Aid

MS in Data Science

Invest in Your Future

Advancing your education is a big commitment and a worthwhile investment at Tufts. Students have a variety of options to fund their tuition. We encourage you to consult with the Financial Aid office when determining the best way to fund your tuition.

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 MSDS 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 percent per credit discount on tuition
  • Waived graduate application fees
  • Only two required letters of recommendation

Tufts alumni returning to the School of Engineering should email soeonline@tufts.edu to 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 percent per credit tuition discount.
  • 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 email soeonline@tufts.edu to discuss their eligibility with an enrollment advisor.

*The bridge student tuition discount cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship without advance permission from the School of Engineering Dean for Graduate Education.

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 MSDS 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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