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Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition Costs

Cost Per Credit Hour

Cost per credit for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program in Data Science is $1,730 for graduate-level courses (numbered 100 and above) and $1,049 for undergraduate-level courses (numbered below 100).

*While most tuition rate changes are effective in the fall term of each academic year, the Trustees of Tufts College reserve the right to change the tuition or establish additional fees or charges for special features or services whenever such action is deemed advisable. We will provide the earliest possible notification of changes in tuition and other fees.

Total Credit Hours

Certificate Track: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Science

20-24 Credits

Master’s Track: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Science to MS in Data Science Program

20-24 Credits

Data Science Scholarship Opportunities

Students enrolled in the Master’s Track of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Data Science to MS in Data Science program are eligible for the following scholarships. These scholarships can only be used toward the MS in Data Science degree program.

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 two 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 students enrolled in the School of Engineering. Review additional information about the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship.

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

Additional Financial Aid Resources

We recognize that attending graduate school involves a significant financial investment. Students enrolled in the Tufts online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Data Science 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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Students may be eligible for education loans, including:

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans
  • Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans
  • Private loans


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

For more information about graduate student loans, scholarships, or how to apply for financial aid and services, review the Tufts Financial Aid Office information, email our student services team, or call 617-627-3987.

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