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Tufts Gordon Institute’s Professional Education program makes it possible for busy technical professionals to fit critical learning experiences into their busy lives.

Applicants are required to have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields are preferred, but not required. Courses are open to US citizens and permanent residents, and F2 and H1B visa holders. If you are uncertain whether you meet the enrollment requirements, please contact Tufts Gordon Institute Admissions.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment is possible on a space-available basis, up to the first day of class, even though the January 15th deadline has passed. Each course's start date is provided on the course description pages. Please contact Tufts Gordon Institute Admissions if you are interested in late enrollment for a Professional Education course.

How to Apply

Working Professionals

Working professionals should apply through Tufts University’s Graduate Career Advancement Program (GCAP), following the instructions below.

1. Register for a GCAP application account here. After registering, you will automatically be routed to the GCAP Application.

2. On the GCAP Application Information page, enter the term for which you are applying (Fall/Spring; Year) and select the 'Gordon Institute Professional Education' special program from the drop down menu as shown below.  

3. To complete the application, you’ll also need to provide:

  • A brief paragraph (4-5 sentences) describing your reasons for enrolling in the course
  • The course name/number for which you are applying
    • If you are applying for more than one course, please enter all names/course numbers in the space provided.
  • A copy of your undergraduate transcript. Unofficial copies are accepted.
  • A copy of your F2 or H1B visa, if applicable.

4. After you submit your application, it will be reviewed by our admissions staff. You will be notified of your approval to enroll by email.

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Professional Education courses are also open to current Tufts students and employees.

Current Tufts Students

Current Tufts Students within the Schools of Arts & Sciences or Engineering: Visit SIS, and select "EM-Engineering Management" to review course options and register.

Current Tufts Students within the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, School of Medicine, or School of Dental Medicine: View Cross-Registration instructions here.

Tufts Employees

Apply directly through Tufts University’s Tuition Remission program. Your tuition remission form and a copy of your academic transcripts should be sent to Rebekah Plotkin.

Registration and Payment

Once you have been approved to enroll in the course, you will receive an email with information on how to log into our online student portal and pay the tuition via credit card, bank transfer or check. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Tufts Gordon Institute will contact you before the course begins to provide you with details on the class logistics such as the room location, required books and materials as well as any other special instructions for the specific course in which you are enrolled.