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Tuition & Expenses

Estimated Tuition (2022-23): $54,304*

Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, the School of Engineering will be billing newly enrolled, full-time and part-time master’s students by credit hours. At the current per-credit tuition rate for the 2021-2022 academic year of $1,697, the total cost to complete the 32 credits required to earn the MSEM degree is $54,304.

The 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 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)

Estimated Tuition*

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

$13,576

Summer Session 1 • Milestone Project (2 credits) + 1 Elective Course (2 credits) + 1 Elective Immersive Experience (1 credit)

$8,485

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

$13,576

Semester 3 (Spring 2) • 1 Core Course (2 credits) + 2 Elective Courses (4 credits) + 1 Elective Immersive Experience (1 credits)

$11,879

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

$6,788

Total Estimated 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 that a student enrolls in a course and the total number of elective credits completed. Tufts University offers elective courses ranging from 1 credit up to 5 credits. For more information about Tufts University's Credit Hour System, please visit the Academic Advice and Support website.

Additional costs: Students can anticipate an estimated $500 in costs for books and materials for the MSEM Core Curriculum. The costs for books and materials for elective courses (10 credits) will vary depending upon the courses selected (students can select courses across Tufts University). No additional University fees are charged.

Estimated Tuition (2022-23): $50,910*

Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, the School of Engineering will be billing newly enrolled, full-time and part-time master’s students by credit hours. At the current per-credit tuition rate for the 2021-2022 academic year of $1,697, the total cost to complete the 30 credits required to earn the MSIM degree is $50,910.

*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 that a student enrolls in a course and the total number of elective credits completed. Tufts University offers elective courses ranging from 1 credit up to 5 credits. For more information about Tufts University's Credit Hour System, please visit the Academic Advice and Support website.

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 $1,000, 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.

Estimated Tuition (as of 2022-23): $81,456*

Starting in the Fall 2022 semester, the School of Engineering will be billing newly enrolled, full-time and part-time master’s students by credit hours. Students in the Dual Degree master's program are eligible to double-count four courses towards both degrees, thereby reducing the total number of credits and the tuition cost required to earn both credentials.

Most students will complete a total of 16 courses (48 credits) over the course of their Dual Degree experience.  At the current per-credit tuition rate for the 2021-2022 academic year of $1,697, the total cost to complete the Dual Degree master's program is estimated to be $81,456 - representing a tuition discount of over $20,000. Depending on the specific requirements of your MS in Engineering program of study, your tuition costs may vary from this estimate.

*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 that a student enrolls in a course and the total number of credits needed for the MS degree.

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

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.

The School of Engineering offers Tufts undergraduate students (Juniors and Seniors) a streamlined pathway to earning their master's degree, all while saving time and money, via the Tufts Combined Degree program. Through Tufts Gordon Institute, students have the option to pursue a combined Bachelor of Science and MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM) or earn a Dual Degree through a combination of a BS + MSIM + MS in Engineering.

The Tufts Combined Degree Program offers benefits to qualified students including tuition discounts earned by double-counting courses. For specific information on these benefits and sample tuition costs, please click here.

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.

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 the 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.

Scholarships

Tufts Gordon Institute is pleased to offer the following scholarships to qualified applicants.

Tufts Gordon Institute awards tuition scholarships to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens. Scholarships typically range from 10% to up to 30% off the total tuition. Recipients will be notified of the amount of their award at the time of acceptance. These scholarships are one-time, non-renewable awards with the funds split across the terms of the student’s enrollment in the program.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Merit is assessed through the application for admission. To be considered for a tuition scholarship, applicants must fill out the financial aid section of the online application. We strongly encourage applicants who want to be considered for a Gordon Institute scholarship to complete their application for admission along with the financial aid application by the Round 2 application deadline.

Tufts Gordon Institute awards tuition scholarships to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens. Scholarships typically range from 10% to up to 30% off the total tuition. Recipients will be notified of the amount of their award at the time of acceptance. These scholarships are one-time, non-renewable awards with the funds split across the terms of the student’s enrollment in the program.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Merit is assessed through the application for admission. To be considered for a tuition scholarship, applicants must fill out the financial aid section of the online application. We strongly encourage applicants who want to be considered for a Gordon Institute scholarship to complete their application for admission along with the financial aid application by the Round 2 application deadline.

The School of Engineering offers Tufts undergraduate students (Juniors and Seniors) a streamlined pathway to earning their master's degree, all while saving time and money, via the Tufts Combined Degree program. Through Tufts Gordon Institute, students have the option to pursue a combined Bachelor of Science and MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM) or earn a Dual Degree through a combination of a BS + MSIM + MS in Engineering.

The Tufts Combined Degree Program offers benefits to qualified students including tuition discounts earned by double-counting courses. For specific information on these benefits and sample tuition costs, please click here

To learn more, please contact our admissions teams at tgi@tufts.edu.

Year 1: MS in Innovation & Management

Tufts Gordon Institute awards tuition scholarships to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens for the MSIM portion of the Dual Degree program (Year 1). Scholarships typically range from 10% to up to 30% off the total tuition. Recipients will be notified of the amount of their award at the time of acceptance. These scholarships are one-time, non-renewable awards with the funds split across the terms of the student’s enrollment in the program.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit. Merit is assessed through the application for admission. To be considered for a tuition scholarship, applicants must fill out the financial aid section of the online application. We strongly encourage applicants who want to be considered for a Gordon Institute scholarship to complete their application for admission along with the financial aid application by the Round 2 application deadline.

Year 2: MS in Engineering

Students in the Dual Degree master's program are eligible to double count four courses towards both degrees, thereby reducing the total number of credits and the tuition cost required to earn both credentials as outlined in the Tuition & Expenses section above.

Double Jumbo Alumni Scholarship

Alumni who have earned a baccalaureate, master’s, or doctoral degree from Tufts University and are newly enrolling in a School of Engineering MS degree or graduate certificate program beginning in the Fall of 2020 or later may be eligible for a 20% per credit tuition scholarship. There is no time limit regarding the number of years since graduation. Current TEEP, BS/MS, and full-time PhD students are excluded from the scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarships without advance permission from the School of Engineering Dean of Graduate Education and applies to School of Engineering programs only.

NOTE: Tufts University transcripts that are submitted as part of the online admissions process will serve as confirmation of an applicant’s eligibility for the Double Jumbo Alumni Scholarship. No separate application is required.

Tufts alumni who are now employees of the university are not eligible for the Double Jumbo Scholarship if they receive benefits through Tufts’ tuition remission program.

Tufts School of Engineering has partnered with select colleges to offer an MS Bridge program that makes it easier and more affordable to earn a master’s degree in a wide variety of Tufts engineering programs.

MS Degree Seeking Students

All students from participating universities in the MS Bridge program will receive a 20% per credit tuition scholarship that will be applied throughout their enrollment in the School of Engineering MS degree program.

Dual Degree Seeking Students (MS in Innovation and Management + MS in Engineering) 

Students enrolling in the Dual Degree Program will be allowed to double count up to four courses toward their degrees, saving them time and money. They may also be eligible for scholarship funds upon beginning the MS in Innovation and Management as outlined above.

NOTE: Bridge students are defined as individuals who are current students or alumni of select institutions. There is no time limit on years since graduation. This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship without advance permission from the School of Engineering Dean for Graduate Education.

The current Yellow Ribbon Scholarship award at Tufts is $5,000 annually for students enrolled in the Friedman School, the Fletcher School, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering. You can find additional information about the Yellow Ribbon Scholarship on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website

Financial Aid & Loans

In addition to scholarships, financing options typically include personal resources, educational loans and company tuition reimbursement. Since both the MSEM and MSIM are professional master’s programs, Tufts University’s Gordon Institute does not offer any research or teaching assistantships to students.     

Many students are eligible to have their tuition covered by their company's tuition reimbursement programs. We encourage students to reach out to their Human Resources department and manager to understand if there is an available benefit, what the requirements are, any caps for the amount reimbursed, and the deadlines for submitting paperwork. To view payment plans, loans, and third-party billing options that may be available in conjunction with tuition reimbursement, visit Tufts University's Student Financial Services website.

Low-interest Federal Direct Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and Federal Work Study programs are administered by Tufts Student Financial Services which maintains information on all federal programs as well as alternative forms of financing such as non-need based loans.

Federal aid is available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. To apply for Federal Direct loans and/or Federal Work Study, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, and the Tufts University Institution code is 002219.

Students who will finance all or part of the tuition costs can obtain information on student loan programs through the Tufts University Office of Financial Aid website, the Dowling Student Services Center at Tufts University at 617-627-2000 or by email at studentservices@ase.tufts.edu

Various part-time jobs are available at Tufts University under regular student employment budgets and, for those who qualify, the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program. Students with jobs typically work between 8-12 hours a week both on and off campus. International students with an F-1 visa may work up to 20 hours a week on campus.

Information about Massachusetts minimum wage can be found at: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-minimum-wage

More information on student employment can be found on the Tufts Student Employment Office website at: http://students.tufts.edu/financial-services/student-employment