The Proof is in the Process

Prepare for one of the fastest growing industries and take the next step toward your career goals with the online MS in Computer Science (MSCS), the online MS in Data Science (MSDS), or the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science (Post-Bacc) through Tufts University.

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Program Comparison

Online MS in Computer Science

  • The program is 33 credit hours and is composed of 10 courses, including a capstone project completed over two semesters.
  • Students can complete the online MSCS in less than two years.*
  • Ideal for students who are futuristic thinkers with inquisitive minds who want to develop innovative solutions for today’s digital challenges.
  • Graduates have gone on to work as database administrators, hardware engineers, network architects, web developers, software developers, systems analysts, and threat detection analysts.

*subject to taking the required number of credits

Online MS in Data Science

  • The program is 32 credit hours and is composed of 10 courses, including a capstone project completed over two semesters.
  • Students can complete the online MSDS in less than two years.*
  • Ideal for students with a strong math background who are interested in a next-generation career in data analysis and data-centric problem-solving.
  • Graduates have gone on to work as data analysts, data engineers, database administrators, machine learning engineers, data scientists, database architects, statisticians, and data and analytics managers.

*subject to taking the required number of credits

Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science

  • The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Computer Science is composed of two program tracks. The certificate track is composed of 5-6 classes for a total of 17-23 credits. The master’s track is composed of 2 classes for a total of 7 credits and is designed as a bridge for students without a background in computer science who want to later enroll in the MSCS program.
  • Students can complete the program in as little as one year.*
  • Ideal for students who are new to the field of computer science and are looking to gain a solid foundation in the field to pursue new career opportunities or with the goal of continuing their education to pursue a Master of Science in Computer Science.

*subject to taking the required number of credits

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Tufts School of Engineering: An Engine For Good

Tufts University School of Engineering is dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders and inspiring new technologies and innovations for the betterment of humanity. Our students are creating new technology to improve health, increase sustainability, and educate future leaders in our increasingly interconnected global community.


Tufts School of Engineering Online Programs Facts

Same Faculty. Same Program. Same Degree. Flexible Online Learning.

  • Tufts School of Engineering online students enjoy a student-centered experience at a leading research university, interdisciplinary work led by innovative faculty, and a diverse set of peers who want to make a meaningful impact through engineering.


School of Engineering online programs do not require visits to campus and can be completed 100 percent online.


The Tufts alumni network includes more than 100,000 graduates from around the world.


More than 30 percent of the tenure-track and teaching faculty are women.

Our Guiding Themes

At the School of Engineering, we strive to create a healthier, safer, and more equitable world by educating our students to become principled leaders and innovators of tomorrow. The themes that guide our efforts include:


Building Community

  • We strive to maintain an environment that empowers faculty, staff, and students to fully realize their capacities and abilities. Our culture is respectful, supportive, anticipatory, and responsive to community needs—rewarding excellence and dedication while encouraging communication and collaboration.


Innovating Graduate Education

  • Our small class size allows us to explore and experiment with new ideas and practices in engineering education. We help foster deep learning in chosen fields of study, nurture an interdisciplinary culture of learning, integrate research into teaching, and prepare our students for success in the global marketplace by imparting a clear understanding of the socio-cultural impact of engineering.


Transforming Graduate Education

  • Lifelong learning and skill refreshment are important for keeping pace with technological advances. To help our graduate students stay ahead of the curve, we prepare them with master’s programs that support the discovery, creation, invention, and sharing of knowledge; and offer opportunities to become leaders of thought and innovation in their fields.


Empowering Scholarship, Discovery, and Invention

  • We translate research excellence into scholarship, discovery, and inventions that positively impact the world. We do this by attracting and retaining faculty whose research is of the highest caliber, investing in state-of-the-art facilities, creating a system of incentives that reward creativity, invention and entrepreneurship, and nurturing interdisciplinary connections across campus.


Connecting People and Ideas for Innovation

  • We are committed to partnering with leading industries, governmental entities, and Tufts alumni to drive positive change throughout the world. Our goal is to engage the global community and bridge the gap between ideas and real-world impact by encouraging research and experimentation that can lead to valuable new benefits and possibilities for society.

Community of Diversity & Inclusion

Tufts takes pride in being a leading institution for diversity and inclusion for more than five decades. Tufts School of Engineering celebrates this spirit of inclusion. As of 2020, more than 17 percent of Tufts School of Engineering graduate students are students of color, 34 percent of students are women, and nearly 30 percent of tenure-track and teaching faculty are women.

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