Tufts University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development


200 Boston Avenue, Suite 2400

Medford, MA 02155

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Applied; M.A. - Thesis; M.A.T.; Joint master's programs in Child Development and Urban and Environmental Policy or Education, Ph.D. in Applied Child Development;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

These programs are designed to integrate child development research and theory with effective practice; they offer opportunities for working with young children, and conducting observations and research in a variety of settings, including the Eliot-Pearson Children's School and the Tufts Educational Day Care Center. They are designed to prepare students for careers that demand knowledge of theoretical and empirical issues in child development, as well as the skills necessary for effective work in a broad range of applied settings.

The Sydney Fellowship is available for students entering the M.A. or M.A.T. programs; underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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