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The 2020-21 academic year will be a different experience for all Tufts students. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to reimagine how we support students in every aspect of their Tufts experience–academic, social, and personal. Our graduate and professional schools have created specialized plans for the fall semester with a variety of accommodations for graduate students. The information below and on each graduate school’s website, as well as in the FAQs, should answer most of your questions about what you can expect as a student this fall. 

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

All students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are welcome to come to campus in person. Graduate students will have a variety of class formats, including in-person, virtual, and a hybrid of the two.  

All students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences were required to notify Tufts of their decision by July 10, 2020.

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School of Engineering, Graduate Programs

We are excited to have you join us on campus this fall. If for some reason that is not possible for you, we can provide options, such as taking classes virtually.  

All students in the School of Engineering were required to notify Tufts of their decision by July 10, 2020.

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School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University

The studio arts curriculum offered by SMFA at Tufts has been completely redesigned by the faculty to mix in-depth virtual instruction with options for graduate students to receive supplies and equipment at home or to access studios and facilities in person to complete coursework.

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School of Medicine

First- and second-year medical students will be on campus for clinical skills training and some small group sessions, and third- and fourth-year medical students will be on clinical rotation. 

First year Physician Assistant students will be on campus for clinical experiences and second year Physician Assistant students will be on clinical rotations. Public Health and Biomedical Sciences programs will be remote in the fall.

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Courses and seminars for continuing students will be taught remotely. GSBS will delay matriculation of first-year PhD and Masters in Pharmacology students on the Boston campus until January 2021.

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School of Dental Medicine

First- and second-year students at the School of Dental Medicine will have remote education in the fall with clinical experiences shifted to spring. Some advanced students may be back for hands-on and clinical education in the fall. 

(The Dental School will update their site as information becomes available.) 

Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

The Friedman School will offer a flexible and hybrid academic experience this fall with a mix of online and on-campus activities. 

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The Fletcher School

This fall, all courses at The Fletcher School will be offered remotely. We currently intend to offer our spring semester in a hybrid form with both residential and remote offerings.  

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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

On the Grafton campus, Cummings School will offer online and in-person instruction for veterinary, masters, and PhD students.   

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