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M.S. in Engineering Management (On-Campus or Online)
M.S. in Innovation & Management
M.S. in Innovation & Management + M.S. in Engineering (Dual Degree Program)

We understand that choosing the right master's program for you can be a challenge. To make the process easier for you, our team is always available to answer any questions you might have about Tufts Gordon Institute's programs, student experience, application & qualifications, and more. To start the conversation, we welcome you to call Ethan Robles, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 617-627-2004 or email the team directly.

For additional detailed application instructions, visit the Tufts Graduate Admissions website

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M.S. in Engineering Management (On-Campus or Online) 

Application Deadlines

Degree Program

Start Term

Deadline to Apply

On-Campus M.S. in Engineering Management

Fall 2021

Round 1: January 15, 2021
Round 2: March 15, 2021
Round 3: May 15, 2021
Round 4: June 15, 2021
Rolling Admissions: After June 15, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Online M.S. in Engineering Management

Spring 2021

Round 1: September 15, 2020
Round 2: November 15, 2020
Rolling Admissions: After November 15, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Online M.S. in Engineering Management

Fall 2021

Round 1: January 15, 2021
Round 2: March 15, 2021
Round 3: May 15, 2021
Round 4: June 15, 2021
Rolling Admissions: After June 15, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Application Requirements

Academic Records

Applicants are required to upload an unofficial (student) copy of transcripts received from each college or university attended where credit was earned toward an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree. If you are offered admission and decide to enroll in the MSEM program, you will be required to request that official hard copy transcripts from all of your degree-granting institutions be sent directly to Tufts.

Résumé

A current résumé that outlines your employment and academic history.

Two Letters of Recommendation

The letters should be from individuals who can make specific comments on your performance in the workplace. It is preferable for your current supervisor to complete one of the recommendations.

Personal Statement
  • All applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay that answers the question:
    • "Why do you want to attend Tufts Gordon Institute's M.S. in Engineering Management program and how does it fit into your future career aspirations and personal goals?"
  • If you would like, you may also submit an optional short essay (200-250 words) in which you respond to one of three prompts below. This essay is not required and should be completed only if you feel it will provide the admissions committee with a more complete picture of who you are. Choose from one of the three questions:
    • Tell us about a time when you had to convince an individual or group of your idea.
    • Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience.
    • Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and you were able to successfully implement this change.
  • Please use the prompt(s) and word count guidelines provided above. Although the Tufts Graduate School online application indicates a maximum limit (5 pages or 2,500 words) for the personal statement, these specifications do not apply to MSEM program applicants.
GRE or GMAT (Optional)

Tufts Gordon Institute believes that the quality of the applicant's academic record, work experience and letters of recommendation are the best indicators of potential for success in this program. However, if you have previously taken the GRE or GMAT, you do have the option to submit your scores as part of your application for admission.

  • For the GRE: The Tufts University code number is 3901.
  • For the GMAT: The Tufts University code number is 7JB-8M-98.
Application Fee

The application fee of $85 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check, and is not refundable. The fee is waived for the following groups through the use of a fee waiver obtained from Tufts Gordon Institute admissions.

Interviews

Although interviews are not required, you may be asked to participate in one (either in-person or via Skype) after the admissions committee has conducted an initial review of your completed application. In these cases, you will be contacted directly by a member of our admissions team to schedule your interview.

TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if applicable)

While the On-Campus MSEM is a part-time program designed for individuals living and working in the Boston area, we welcome Online MSEM applicants from anywhere in the world. 

For both MSEM programs, you are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if you are either:

  1. An international resident located in the US (e.g. an H1B visa holder or the spouse of a US citizen holding an immigrant visa) and you are not a native English speaker
     
  2. An international resident who does not meet one of the criteria required to obtain a waiver

A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-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. We suggest that you take the required standardized test at least one month prior to the admissions deadline, however, we can be flexible on a case-by-case basis.

If an applicant meets certain criteria, the TOEFL or IELTS is not required. Permanent residents and green card holders are not required to submit TOEFL scores. Please view additional details on the Graduate Admissions website. Please note that work experience in the US does not qualify you for a TOEFL waiver.

For TOEFL scores: The Tufts University school code number is 3901.
For IELTS scores: The Tufts University account code is "Tufts University – Arts, Sciences, and Engineering". IELTS scores can also be sent directly via postal mail to the following address:

Tufts University
Office of Graduate Admissions
2 the Green, Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155

 

Learn more about TOEFL

Learn more about IELTS

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M.S. in Innovation & Management

Application Deadlines

Degree Program

Start Term

Deadline to Apply

M.S. in Innovation & Management

Fall 2021

Round 1: January 15, 2021
Round 2: March 15, 2021

Rolling Admissions: After March 15th, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Note: International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 to allow for ample time to obtain an F-1 visa.

M.S. in Innovation & Management Combined BS/MS Degree (For Tufts University Undergraduate Students Only)

Fall 2021

Seniors: December 15, 2020

Juniors: May 15, 2021

Application Requirements

Academic Records

Applicants are required to upload an unofficial (student) copy of transcripts received from each college or university attended where credit was earned toward an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree.

Résumé

A current résumé that outlines your employment and academic history.

Two Letters of Recommendation

The letters can be either academic (written by professors) or professional. If you have work experience, it is preferable for one of the letters to be from a work supervisor/manager.

Personal Statement
  • Applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay that addresses the following question:
    • Why do you want to attend Tufts Gordon Institute M.S. in Innovation & Management program and how does it fit into your future career aspirations and personal goals?
  • Optional Additional Short Essay: Applicants may also submit a 200-250 word essay in which they respond to one of the three following prompts. This is not required and should only be submitted if it will provide the Admissions Committee with a more complete picture of who you are.
    • Tell us about a time when you had to convince an individual or group of your idea.
    • Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience.
    • Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and you were able to successfully implement this change.
GRE Scores

Our GRE requirement is currently under review by Tufts University. We will share updated information as soon as it is confirmed. Please reach out to our team if you have any questions in the meantime.

    Application Fee

    The application fee of $85 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check, and is not refundable. The fee is waived for the following groups through the use of a fee waiver obtained from Tufts Gordon Institute admissions.

    Interviews

    Although interviews are not required, you may be asked to participate in one (either in-person or via Skype) after the admissions committee has conducted an initial review of your completed application. In these cases, you will be contacted directly by a member of our admissions team to schedule your interview.

    TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if applicable)

    You are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if you are either:

    1. An international resident located in the US (e.g. an H1B visa holder or the spouse of a US citizen holding an immigrant visa) and you are not a native English speaker
       
    2. An international resident who does not meet one of the criteria required to obtain a waiver

    A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-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. We suggest that you take the required standardized test at least one month prior to the admissions deadline, however, we can be flexible on a case-by-case basis.

    If an applicant meets certain criteria, the TOEFL or IELTS is not required. Permanent residents and green card holders are not required to submit TOEFL scores. Please view additional details on the Graduate Admissions website. Please note that work experience in the US does not qualify you for a TOEFL waiver.

    For TOEFL scores: The Tufts University school code number is 3901.
    For IELTS scores: The Tufts University account code is "Tufts University – Arts, Sciences, and Engineering". IELTS scores can also be sent directly via postal mail to the following address:

    Tufts University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    2 the Green, Bendetson Hall
    Medford, MA 02155

     

    Learn more about TOEFL

    Learn more about IELTS

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    M.S. in Innovation & Management + M.S. in Engineering (Dual Degree Program)

    Application Deadlines

    Degree Program

    Start Term

    Deadline to Apply

    M.S. in Innovation & Management + M.S. in Engineering Dual Degree

    Fall 2021

    Round 1: January 15, 2021
    Round 2: March 15, 2021

    Rolling Admissions: After March 15th, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis only.

    Note: International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 to allow for ample time to obtain an F-1 visa.

    Application Requirements

    Academic Records

    Applicants are required to upload an unofficial (student) copy of transcripts received from each college or university attended where credit was earned toward an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree.

    Résumé

    A current résumé that outlines your employment and academic history.

    Three Letters of Recommendation
    • The letters can be either academic (written by professors) or professional. If you have work experience, it is preferable for one of the letters to be from a work supervisor/manager. It is important that the recommendations provide insight into your technical skills as well as your leadership and innovation potential.
    • Note for Tufts students and alumni, as well as students and alumni from our MS Bridge partner institutions: Only 2 letters of recommendation are required during the application process.
    Personal Statement
    • Applicants must submit a 1200-1500 word essay following the Graduate Admissions prompt. Please make sure your statement addresses your reasons for wanting to enroll in both degree programs.
      • What previous experiences and commitments have brought you to consider applying for graduate training? What are your chief objectives in applying now? How do you think this Tufts program will help you in the pursuit of your objectives and vocation? 
    • Optional Additional Short Essay: Applicants may also submit a 200-250 word essay in which they respond to one of the three following prompts. This is not required and should only be submitted if it will provide the Admissions Committee with a more complete picture of who you are.
      • Tell us about a time when you had to convince an individual or group of your idea.
      • Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience.
      • Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and you were able to successfully implement this change.
    GRE Scores

    Our GRE requirement is currently under review by Tufts University. We will share updated information as soon as it is confirmed. Please reach out to our team if you have any questions in the meantime.

     

    Application Fee

    There is only 1 application for the Dual Master's Degree program. Applicants do not need to submit separate applications for the MSIM and M.S. in Engineering programs. Applicants who are not accepted to the Dual Degree program may still be admitted to either the MSIM or the M.S. in Engineering program individually.

    The application fee of $85 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check, and is not refundable. The fee is waived for the following groups through the use of a fee waiver obtained from Tufts Gordon Institute admissions

    • Applicants who attend any admissions event
    • Tufts University alumni
    • Tufts University employees
    Interviews

    Although interviews are not required, you may be asked to participate in one (either in-person or via Skype) after the admissions committee has conducted an initial review of your completed application. In these cases, you will be contacted directly by a member of our admissions team to schedule your interview.

    TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if applicable)

    You are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if you are either:

    1. An international resident located in the US (e.g. an H1B visa holder or the spouse of a US citizen holding an immigrant visa) and you are not a native English speaker
       
    2. An international resident who does not meet one of the criteria required to obtain a waiver

    A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-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. We suggest that you take the required standardized test at least one month prior to the admissions deadline, however, we can be flexible on a case-by-case basis.

    If an applicant meets certain criteria, the TOEFL or IELTS is not required. Permanent residents and green card holders are not required to submit TOEFL scores. Please view additional details on the Graduate Admissions website. Please note that work experience in the US does not qualify you for a TOEFL waiver.

    For TOEFL scores: The Tufts University school code number is 3901.
    For IELTS scores: The Tufts University account code is "Tufts University – Arts, Sciences, and Engineering". IELTS scores can also be sent directly via postal mail to the following address:

    Tufts University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    2 the Green, Bendetson Hall
    Medford, MA 02155

     

    Learn more about TOEFL

    Learn more about IELTS