Fast-paced and intensive team projects that are the core of your MSIM experience. The real magic happens outside the classroom: Engaging with customers and testing solutions to real-world problems. With each Innovation Sprint, you’ll dive deeper into the innovation cycle.
For your first Innovation Sprint, you’ll work with faculty to identify a meaningful new product or service idea. Maybe something you’re passionate about. Or a new curiosity sparked by Tufts faculty research (did someone say driverless cars?). Whatever problem you tackle, you’ll get world-class mentorship and guidance from your professors. Your starting point is a real-world challenge. Where will it take you?
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Your second sprint builds on what you’ve learned so far. Whether you continue your venture from Sprint One or take on a fresh challenge, you’ll dive deeper into the innovation process. Passion, creativity, and teamwork required. High fives optional, though recommended.
Innovation happens in a variety of environments, thanks to problem solvers in a variety of roles. This Innovation Sprint gives you a choice of hands-on experiences to help prepare you for a long career. Intensive team projects. Engaging seminars. It’s all led up to this moment.
Industry experience options
Many of our students opt to extend the program to three semesters. Why stay a 3rd semester? Spread out your coursework and take some of your spring electives in the fall or extend your internship from the summer semester to 6 months.
International students may apply for a Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa status to support off-campus employment authorization after they have been enrolled full-time and completed two semesters of coursework on a F-1 student visa status.
Tufts International Center offers detailed information, workshops and guidance to help you apply for both the CPT and OPT visa status once you are enrolled as a student. Additional details on applying for a CPT or OPT visa can be found on the Tufts International Center website. In addition, both our M.S. in Engineering Management and M.S. in Innovation & Management program are STEM qualified degree programs and students are eligible for a STEM OPT extension.
The MSIM + 2nd credential option gives you the ability to earn a 2nd engineering Master’s degree or technically-focused graduate certificate back-to-back with your MSIM degree. Count your two electives taken in the spring semester towards the 2nd credential. Expand on what you learned in undergrad. Explore a new interest you discovered during your MSIM experience. Choose from Tufts University's renowned programs and courses in topics ranging from bioengineering, to human factors to urban and environmental planning.
MSIM + 2nd credential students may also be eligible for tuition scholarships and standardized test score waivers.