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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)

If you have any questions about your qualifications or the application process, please contact our admissions staff.  For additional detailed application instructions, visit the Tufts Graduate Admissions website. Applicants will generally hear back from the admissions committee within 4-6 weeks from the application deadline.

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 2020 Round 1: January 15, 2020

Round 2: March 15, 2020

Round 3: May 1, 2020

Round 4:  June 10, 2020

Rolling Admissions: After June 10th, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Contact our admissions team if you plan to apply during the Rolling Admissions period.

Online M.S. in Engineering Management Spring 2020 December 1, 2019
Online M.S. in Engineering Management Fall 2020 Round 1: January 15, 2020

Round 2: March 15, 2020

Round 3: May 1, 2020

Round 4:  June 10, 2020

Rolling Admissions: After June 10th, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Contact our admissions team if you plan to apply during the Rolling Admissions period.

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.

M.S. in Innovation & Management

Application Deadlines

Degree Program Start Term Deadline to Apply
M.S. in Innovation & Management Fall 2020 Round 1: January 15, 2020

Round 2: March 15, 2020

Rolling Admissions: After March 15th, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Contact our admissions team if you plan to apply during the Rolling Admissions period.

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 2020 Seniors: December 15, 2019

Juniors: March 15, 2020

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 or GMAT

Either the GRE or GMAT is required for the M.S. in Innovation & Management program. All test scores should be reported directly to Tufts University. Your GRE/GMAT scores can be reported to Tufts University after you have submitted your application, but no more than 2 weeks after the application deadline. The GRE/GMAT requirement is waived for all Tufts students and alumni.

  • For the GMAT: The Tufts University code number is 7JB-8M-97
  • For the GRE: The Tufts University code number is 3901
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, an interview provides us with the opportunity to gather additional information or virtually meet applicants who are not able to visit campus in person.

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 2020 December 15, 2019

Rolling Admissions: After December 15th, applications will continue to be accepted on a space-available basis only. Contact our admissions team if you plan to apply after December 15th.

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: It is recommended that you submit 3 letters of recommendation 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.
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GRE

The GRE is required for the Dual Degree program. All test scores should be reported directly to Tufts University. Tufts University's code number is 3901. Your GRE scores can be reported to Tufts University after you have submitted your application, but no more than 2 weeks after the application deadline. The GRE requirement is waived for all Tufts students and alumni.

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, an interview provides us with the opportunity to gather additional information or virtually meet applicants who are not able to visit campus in person.