International Applicants

Tufts Gordon Institute welcomes applications from international students. We believe that a diverse community creates a dynamic learning environment where students learn through exposure to different perspectives and experiences.

Tufts University provides immigration documentation for our M.S. in Innovation & Management and M.S. in Engineering Management programs. Due to the intensive nature of our two-year M.S. in Engineering Management program, international students quality for full-time status at Tufts University and are able to study on a student visa.

All students in our MSEM and MSIM programs are eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment opportunities.

Additional information for international students and applicants can also be found on the Tufts International Center website. Visit our student resources page for additional links related to housing and living in Boston.

TOEFL or IELTS for International Students
If your native language is not English and you have not earned a university degree (undergraduate degree or graduate degree lasting two or more years) where English was the language of instruction, you are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Please note: student copies or photocopies of TOEFL/IELTS scores are not accepted.

If an applicant satisfies one of more of the following conditions, s/he is not required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS score:

  • Citizenship of Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Guyana, an Anglophone country of Africa, or an English-speaking country of the Caribbean;
  • A college or university degree earned in the United States or in one of the countries listed above prior to submission of this application;
  • Current enrollment as a full-time student in a degree-granting program in the United States or at an English-speaking school in one of the countries listed above. The student must have successfully completed two consecutive full time academic years of college or university work prior to the date of anticipated enrollment at Tufts University.

A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL (600 on the paper-based TOEFL), with subscores of 25 on each of the four components (reading, writing, listening, speaking) is generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at Tufts Gordon Institute. Equivalent scores of 7 on the IELTS (with subscores of 7), are also considered indication of sufficient ability. Please note: Student copies or photocopies of TOEFL/IELTS scores are not accepted.

Information about registering for the TOEFL is available at Information about the IELTS is available at Remember to enter the Tufts University code number 3901 to send the score report directly to Tufts University’s Office of Graduate Studies. To ensure timely score reporting, we suggest that you take the required standardized test at least one month prior to the admissions deadline.