Professional and Continuing Education
At Tufts, University College offers students of all ages and at different stages of their education journey the ability to gain deep knowledge, real-world experience, and the professional resources to achieve their goals. Our wide range of courses, workshops, and certificate programs combine the academic excellence of a top-rated research university with a true collaborative spirit and commitment to interdisciplinary study. You’ll work closely with faculty and peers alike to explore and address the most pressing issues of your field, make lasting connections, and build a valuable network. No matter what you study—or what you’re hoping to achieve—you’ll be surrounded by people and ideas that will inspire and motivate you, while enhancing your career with the skills and knowledge specific to your industry or area of study.
Top reasons adult professionals come to Tufts
World renowned faculty with deep research based expertise
Relevant, high-quality offerings
"Through University College, I was able to sample engineering and project management classes. My great experiences in these early classes proved that I should go for a full degree, and I’m now enrolled in the two-year Master of Science in Engineering Management program.”
Sally B. - Tufts University Employee & Student, 2021
I had the wonderful opportunity to take a public speaking course this summer through Tufts. This class was extremely engaging, despite the restrictions of online learning. We began each lesson with exercises, each student would alternate leading the class on warmups, we were given time to produce a short speech to present during class time, and had a chance to watch videos of successful speeches to emulate. Our assignments included recording a draft speech to be uploaded onto Canvas, and we gave comments and suggestions to our classmates to help them improve for the final speech. This particular course opened my eyes to the beauty of speaking in public and the communication skills needed to interact with others. I felt the progress and improvement by the end of this program and can’t believe my development throughout those weeks.
Public Speaking - Student, 2020
I very truly enjoyed the class that I took. The instructor was amazing. My classmates were gifted. Taking the course persuaded me to begin working on my application materials to apply to a graduate certificate in UEP
Tufts - Student, 2021