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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

Cost Per Credit Hour
$1,697
Total Credit Hours
32
Approximate Cost of Attendance*
$54,304
*Based on 2021-2022 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.

Visit the School of Engineering website to learn more about 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 determine if it meets the eligibility requirements for tuition assistance or reimbursement through your employer. Complete the form to be contacted by an enrollment advisor.

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 Financial Aid site, email studentservices@tufts.edu, or call 617-627-2000.

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