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On-Campus M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Tuition (2019-20): $54,000

The tuition for our Two-Year and Three-Year M.S. in Engineering Management on-campus programs includes all fees and books. As an added convenience, Tufts Gordon Institute provides lunch or dinner to students on the days they attend classes. (Note: for students enrolled in our Three-Year program, any books required for the two elective courses are not included in the tuition.) Parking at Tufts Gordon Institute is free and readily available. Our students appreciate the fact that there are no hidden costs. We strive to keep our tuition at a reasonable cost – evidenced in the fact that it is significantly less than the cost to earn an MBA.

Students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer may defer their tuition payment for up to 30 days after they receive their grades for a given semester. Read additional details on corporate reimbursement.

Two-Year MSEM: Tuition is billed in four equal installments at the beginning of each semester which spans three calendar years.

Semester 1 (Fall) Semester 2 (Spring) 12-week Project (Sumer) Semester 3 (Fall) Semester 4 (Spring) Total tuition
Core courses Core courses Industry Consulting Project Core courses + Capstone Project Core courses + Capstone Project  
$13,500 $13,500 No tuition payment $13,500 $13,500 $54,000

Three-Year MSEM: Tuition payments are spread across 6 semesters which spans four calendar years.

Semester 1 (Fall) Semester 2 (Spring) 12-week Project (Summer) Semester 3 (Fall) Semester 4 (Spring) Semester 5 (Fall) Semester 6 (Spring) Total Tuition
Core courses Core courses Industry Consulting Project Core courses Core courses Capstone or Elective 1 Capstone or Elective 2  
$11,000 $11,000 No Tuition Payments $11,000 $11,000 $5,000* $5,000* $54,000

Note: The Capstone Project or two STEM electives can either be completed and billed over two semesters ($5,000 in both semesters 5 & 6), or completed and billed entirely within one semester ($10,000 in either semester 5 or 6). For students who chose to enroll in the two elective courses, any books required are not included in the tuition.

Online M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM)

The tuition for the Online MSEM is billed on a per-credit basis at the time course(s) are taken to provide students with flexibility in the pace at which they complete courses and pay for the degree.

A total of 32 credits is required to earn the MSEM degree. The current per-credit tuition rate is $1,718*. At the current rate, the total tuition cost for the Online MSEM degree of $54,976.

*Subject to change, per credit rate shown for the 2019-2020 academic year. The total degree cost will vary depending on the per credit rate at the time of enrollment in Online MSEM courses.

M.S. in Innovation & Management (MSIM)

Tuition (2019-20): $51,530

Additional Costs (The additional costs listed below are per year. The projected program length is one year to 16 months.)

Living and books (estimated): $23,532
Health insurance: $2,460
Student health fee: $812
Graduate student activity fee $62

The MSIM program can be completed in just one year, or students can elect to extend the program for a third semester. Students who stay on for an additional semester will be charged a continuation fee of $800, and will also incur the additional expenses listed above (housing, books, health insurance and activities fees). 

The Graduate Student Activity Fee of $62 is assessed annually to support the activities of the Graduate Student Council. The Health Insurance Fee of $2,460 is assessed for comprehensive medical coverage for students. If desired, coverage is also available for spouses and children. This fee may be waived if proof of outside coverage from a U.S. carrier is submitted. The Comprehensive Student Health Fee of $812 for use of Tufts health and counseling services is mandatory for students enrolled half-time or more. Summer session course rates are listed on the Tufts Summer Session website.

Housing

There is normally very limited housing for graduate students. Full-time students in the first year of their graduate programs may apply for on-campus graduate student housing. Applications are available on-line (ase.tufts.edu) and from the Residential Life Office. View additional details as well as resources for off-campus housing.

Dual Master’s Degree Program – MSIM + M.S. in Engineering

Tuition (2019-20): $83,060

Tuition Schedule

Fall - Year 1: $25,765
Spring - Year 1: $25,765
Fall - Year 2: $15,765 (Reflects guaranteed $10,000 Dual Degree tuition discount)
Spring - Year 2: $15,765 (Reflects guaranteed $10,000 Dual Degree tuition discount)

Additional Costs (The additional costs listed below are per year. The projected program length is two years.)

Living and books (estimated): $23,532
Health insurance: $2,460
Student health fee: $812
Graduate student activity fee: $62

Students in the dual degree program receive a guaranteed $10,000 per semester tuition discount (reflected in the tuition breakdown shown above) in fall and spring semesters of the second year of study. Students can double count two to four courses (requirements vary by MS program) toward both degrees, thereby reducing the total number of courses required to complete the dual degree program from 20 to 16-18. Estimated time to completion is 21 months (2 academic years) of full time study.

The Graduate Student Activity Fee of $62 is assessed annually to support the activities of the Graduate Student Council. The Health Insurance Fee of $2,460 is assessed for comprehensive medical coverage for students. If desired, coverage is also available for spouses and children. This fee may be waived if proof of outside coverage from a U.S. carrier is submitted. The Comprehensive Student Health Fee of $812 for use of Tufts health and counseling services is mandatory for students enrolled half-time or more. Summer session course rates are listed on the Tufts Summer Session website.

Combined Degree Program - Tufts B.S. + MSIM

Tufts undergraduate students (Juniors and Seniors) are eligible to apply for the Tufts Combined Degree Program (BS + MSIM), which offers guaranteed tuition scholarships and other benefits to qualified students. For specific information on these benefits, please click here.

Combined-degree tuition may also be reduced by the following scholarships, dependent on eligibility:

  • GRE scholarship: Additional funding may be awarded to admitted students who submit official GRE scores with a 164 or higher on the quantitative section to the Office of Graduate Admissions by May 15th. 
     
  • FAST-TRAC scholarship: Students meeting the financial guidelines to qualify as low-income will be considered for an additional tuition scholarship, distributed over two semesters, through the NSF FAST-TRAC scholarship award program for low-income students. Students must apply to the combined-degree program during their junior year at Tufts to be considered for FAST-TRAC. Select “FAST-TRAC (Current Tufts Undergrads Only)” on the “Scholarship Aid” tab within the online application. FAST-TRAC scholars are required to participate in professional development activities during their senior year as part of the scholarship program and are expected to fulfill the obligations of the scholarship.
Courses at Tufts

Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $1,718 per credit.

Total tuition per credit level is listed below:

  • $6,872 (4 credit course)
  • $5,153 (3 credit course)
  • $3,436 (2 credit course)
  • $1,718 (1 credit course)

Courses range from 1-4 credits. The credit value for each course is provided within the course descriptions on the University College portal.  

Additional Benefits from Tuition Payment

Tuition payment entitles students to many campus privileges including the use of the Tufts libraries, athletic facilities, and computer labs. A valid student ID is all a student needs to take full advantage of the Tufts community benefits. Purchase of books and other required course materials are the responsibility of the student.

Up to 2 graduate-level courses offered through Tufts School of Engineering can be applied towards the requirements for the On-Campus M.S. in Engineering Management degree. The total tuition paid for these courses will be deducted from the MSEM tuition rate at the time of enrollment. For further information, please contact a member of our admissions team at: tgi@tufts.edu.