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On-Campus MS in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Tuition (2021-22): $54,304

Beginning in Fall 2021, the tuition for the On-Campus MSEM program will be billed on a per-credit basis at the time course(s) are taken. At the current per-credit tuition rate of $1,697*, the total cost to complete the 32 credits required to earn the MSEM degree is $54,304.

The lock-step nature of the On-Campus MSEM core curriculum results in students having set tuition charges at specific points during their program of study, as is shown in the table below. Beginning in Semester 3, students have the flexibility to decide when to complete (and pay for) the final 9 credits needed to earn their degree. The program can be completed in as little as two years, but students can take longer, up to a maximum of five years.

Tuition is due prior to the start of classes each semester. Eligible On-Campus MSEM students receiving tuition reimbursement from their employer may defer their tuition for semesters 1 and 2 only for up to 30 days after they receive their grades for a given semester. Read additional details on corporate reimbursement.

Required Tuition for Core Curriculum (23 credits)

Tuition*

Semester 1 (Fall 1) • 4 Core Courses (8 credits)

$13,576

Semester 2 (Spring 1) • 4 Core Courses (9 credits)

$15,273

Summer Session 1 • Industry Consulting Project (3 credits)

$5,091

Semester 3 (Fall 2) • 2 Core Courses (2 credits)

$3,394

Semester 4 (Spring 2) • 1 Core Course (1 credit)

$1,697

Flexible Tuition Charges (9 credits beginning in Semester 3, billed when a student enrolls)

Tuition*

Capstone Leadership Project (3 credits)

$5,091

Elective Courses (6 credits)

$10,182

Total Tuition*

$54,304

*Subject to change, per credit rate shown for the 2021-2022 academic year. The total degree cost will vary depending on the per credit rate at the time of enrollment in courses.

Tuition for continuing MSEM students is billed depending on whether students chose to enroll in the 2-Year Program or 3-Year Program.

Additional costs: Students can anticipate an estimated $1,200 in costs for books and materials for the entire MSEM Core Curriculum.  The costs for books and materials for elective courses (6 credits) will vary depending upon the courses selected (students can select courses across Tufts University). No additional University fees are charged, but students may have other expenses associated with transportation to and from campus as well as meals on the days they attend classes.

Online MS in Engineering Management (MSEM)

The tuition for the Online MSEM is billed on a per-credit basis at the time course(s) are taken. At the current per-credit tuition rate of $1,697*, the total cost to complete the 32 credits required to earn the MSEM degree is $54,304.

The Online MSEM curriculum provides students with the flexibility to complete the degree requirements and pay for the program at their own pace. Students can earn their degree in as little as two years but can take longer, up to a maximum of 5 years.

Tuition is due prior to the start of classes each semester. The Online MSEM program is highly flexible, allowing students to match their studies to various corporate reimbursement structures. If a student is eligible for corporate reimbursement, please read additional details on corporate reimbursement.

A sample tuition overview for students completing the program in two years could look like the following:

2-Year Sample Path to Graduation (32 credits)

Tuition*

Semester 1 (Spring 1) • 4 Core Courses (8 credits)

$13,576

Summer Session 1 • Milestone Project (2 credits) + 1 Elective Course (3 credits)

$8,485

Semester 2 (Fall 1) • 4 Core Courses (8 credits)

$13,576

Semester 3 (Spring 2) • 2 Elective Courses (6 credits)

$10,182

Summer Session 2 • Milestone Project (2 credits) + 1 Elective Course (3 credits)

$8,485

Total Tuition*

$54,304

*Subject to change, per credit rate shown for the 2021-2022 academic year. The total degree cost will vary depending on the per credit rate at the time of enrollment in Online MSEM courses.

Additional costs: Students can anticipate an estimated $500 in costs for books and materials for the Online MSEM Core Curriculum. The costs for books and materials for elective courses (12 credits) will vary depending upon the courses selected (students can select courses across Tufts University). No additional University fees are charged.

MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM)

Tuition (2021-22): $50,910

The total tuition is divided into $25,455 per semester and covers courses taken in the summer.

Additional Costs (The additional costs listed below are per year. The projected program length is 12-15 months.)

Living and books (estimated): $23,532
Health Insurance Fee: $3,755
Student Health Fee: $958
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 $950, 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 $3,755 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 $958 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 online (ase.tufts.edu) and from the Residential Life Office. View additional details as well as resources for off-campus housing.

Dual Degree Master's Program – MSIM + MS in Engineering

Expected Tuition (as of 2021-22): $81,820
Note: Tuition during Year 2 will be charged at the rate of that academic year, not the year in which you matriculated at Tufts for Year 1. As such, Year 2 tuition may be slightly more or less than listed below.

  • MSIM Year 1
    • Fall: $25,455
    • Spring: $25,455
  • Dual Degree Year 2
    • Fall: $15,455 (Reflects guaranteed $10,000 Dual Degree tuition discount)
    • Spring: $15,455 (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 Fee: $3,755
Student Health Fee: $958
Graduate Student Activity Fee: $62

Students in the Dual Degree master's 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. The 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 $3,755 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 $958 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 BS + 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 2021-2022 academic year is $1,697 per credit and is payable by credit card.

Total tuition per credit level is listed below:

  • $6,788 (4 credit course)
  • $5,091 (3 credit course)
  • $3,394 (2 credit course)
  • $1,697 (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. Purchase of books and other required course materials is the responsibility of the student.

Sign up today through an easy, streamlined registration process. Enroll in a course by providing basic profile details and submitting payment information. 

View course descriptions and register directly on the University College page.

Benefits of Taking a Course

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.

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