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Tufts University Announces Launch of Online Master of Science in Computer Science in Collaboration with Noodle Partners

November 13, 2019

New online program will complement School of Engineering’s ground-based program

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass.  (November 13, 2019)

‍Tufts University School of Engineering is collaborating with Noodle Partners, a leading online program manager (OPM), to launch a new online Master of Science in Computer Science degree program which is expected to get underway in Fall 2020.

‍The new online program will complement the School of Engineering’s ground-based program, providing extra flexibility for students who are unable to spend time on campus. Students will attend virtual lectures and complete assignments through the university’s learning management system, in tandem with other innovative online learning tools.

‍“Tufts is pleased to offer our rigorous approach to learning to a broader community through our collaboration with Noodle Partners, a program that will increase access for qualified students to our outstanding teaching and research,” said Jianmin Qu, dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts.  “Our students benefit from working in a community-based, collaborative environment that reflect a real-world need for computer science solutions and expertise.”

‍Noodle Partners currently runs programs across the graduate space; Tufts is the first school of engineering with which Noodle Partners has inked a program collaboration.

‍“Noodle Partners is deeply committed to the success of students,” Noodle Partners CEO John Katzman said. “We are very clearly centered around creating more opportunities for access for qualified students, without compromising on quality or delivery whatsoever.”

‍Computer science has become one of the most popular undergraduate and graduate school majors at Tufts, and the School of Engineering’s student body includes many first-generation college students and first-time computer science students.  Nearly 30 percent of its students n and 50 percent of the undergraduate class of 2023 are women, both of which are  above the national average for engineering schools.  More than 25 percent of the school’s faculty are women, including Computer Science Department Chair Kathleen Fisher.

‍Tufts has a first-year student retention rate of 96% and zero net attrition among Engineering students. The program reflects the university’s unique approach to education that combines research and liberal arts with a focus on active citizenship.

About Tufts University

Tufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.

About Noodle Partners

Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Noodle_Partners or LinkedIn.

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