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Human Factors, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #139 (WUR) Medford, MA, United States
Earn a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, or Human-Robot Interaction at Tufts School of Engineering. 

Overview

This field addresses a diverse mixture of problems in fundamental engineering science as well as applications. From soft-bodied robots to superconducting materials to cell swimming at the microscale, our faculty is involved in a diverse array of innovative research efforts.

We provide students with the best of both worlds: a student-centered experience at a top-notch research university. You’ll join small classes and immerse yourself in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research led by innovative faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human-Machine Systems Design
  • Analytical Methods in Human Factors Engineering
  • Inventive Design
  • Human Factors in Product Design
  • Advanced Probability and Statistics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Application Fee - The application fee of $75 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank).
  • Academic Records 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement - You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Additional Requirements - Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Requirements include a basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51288 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51288 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Medford

  • 1458 - 3020 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Undegraduate Students:

  • Depending on your eligibility, you may borrow a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan in amounts up to $3500 in the first year, $4500 in the second year, and $5500 in each of the third and fourth years.
  • Tufts Loans are need-based, institutional undergraduate loans which range from $500 to $2,000.
  • Subsidized Perkins Loans loans cannot exceed $4,000 per year for undergraduate study, and $20,000 for all years of undergraduate study.

Graduate Students:

  • This federal loan is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking or certificate program. Unsubsidized means that all interest charges for this loan are your responsibility.

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