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.
It is not recommended that international applicants currently living outside of the US apply for the M.S. in Engineering Management program since it is a part-time program designed for working professionals who live in the New England area.
If you are looking for a full-time program or have 0-3 years of work experience, the M.S. in Innovation & Management (MSIM) is a better choice.
In the MSIM program, you will get the same traditional MSEM education, but with the added benefit of developing deeper insights & experience into early stage innovation, including customer discovery and product ideation. This broader skillset not only prepares you for a career in consulting and product management, but also positions you for a wider range of job opportunities and career paths in the future.
We accept international MSEM applicants already residing and working in the US, such as permanent residents, H1B visa holders, or spouses of US citizens eligible to work in the US. If you will be applying for a student visa, you are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 (March 15) in order to allow adequate time for visa processing.
A great opportunity to finance your degree while gaining work experience is working a part-time, on-campus job. You are able to work up to 20 hours per week without requiring an OPT or CPT.
Both MSEM and MSIM degree programs are STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) degrees, which means students may apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). The initial OPT is usually issued for 12 months, but STEM degree graduates may extend theirs to be a total of 36 months. This extension gives our international students an opportunity to work in the US for three years upon graduation.
International students may apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) when they would like to work off-campus. All students at Tufts Gordon Institute will have an opportunity to intern in the US. Internships also have the potential to be extended, which can increase the length of your program at Tufts.
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. 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:
Office of Graduate Admissions
2 the Green, Bendetson Hall
Medford, MA 02155