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Tuition & Expenses

On-Campus MS in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Estimated 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)

Estimated 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)

Estimated 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 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.

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)

Estimated Tuition (2021-22): $54,304

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)

Estimated 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 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 of enrollment in courses 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 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

Estimated 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.

Scholarships

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

MS in Engineering Management Scholarships

Tufts Gordon Institute awards tuition scholarships to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens. Scholarships typically range from $5,000 – $15,000 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.

MS in Innovation & Management Scholarships

Tufts Gordon Institute awards tuition scholarships to both U.S. citizens/permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens. Scholarships typically range from $5,000 – $15,000 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.

Combined Degree (BS + MSIM) Scholarships

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. You may also pursue a triple degree, adding an MS in Engineering program as well. The BS/MS combined degree tuition discount cannot be combined with any other scholarships or discounts with the exception of the Fast-Trac Scholarship Program. For additional details, please contact our admissions teams at tgi@tufts.edu.

Dual Degree (MSIM + MS in Engineering) Scholarships

Students can add a technical MS in Engineering degree to the MSIM program through our Dual Degree Option.  You earn both degrees in an accelerated timeframe and at a reduced cost. You receive a guaranteed $10,000 per semester tuition discount in fall and spring semesters of your second year of study, giving you a $20,000 total reduction in the tuition cost for both degrees.

Tufts University Alumni Scholarships

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% tuition reduction. There is no time limit regarding the number of years since graduation. Current TEEP, BS/MS, and full-time PhD students are excluded from scholarship. This discount/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 the School of Engineering programs only.

*For programs billed by the semester there is a $10,000 scholarship applied as $5,000 in semester 1 and $5,000 in semester 2. For programs that bill by credit, it is a 20% discount off per credit tuition over the duration of the program.

Triple Jumbo Alumni Scholarship (BA or BS + MSIM/MSx)
Alumni who enroll in the MS Innovation and Management + MS in Engineering Dual Degree program are eligible to receive the Double Jumbo Alumni Scholarship in year 1 of study followed by the Dual Degree (MSIM + MS in Engineering) Scholarship in year 2. The Dual Degree Scholarship features a guaranteed $10,000 per semester tuition discount in fall and spring semesters of your second year of study, giving you a $20,000 total reduction in the tuition cost for both degrees.

Triple Jumbo Combined Scholarship (BS/MSx/MSIM)
Students who are enrolled in the combined BS/MS program who continue as a Dual Degree graduate student are eligible to combine the BS/MS scholarship and Dual Degree (MSIM + MS in Engineering) scholarships -- reducing tuition by $15,000 in year 1 of graduate studies and $20,000 in year 2 of graduate studies.

 


 

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

Tufts alumni who are now employees of the university are not eligible for the Advantage Scholarships if they receive benefits through Tufts tuition remission program.

Bridge Partner Scholarships

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% tuition scholarship to be applied in equal installments during the two semesters of enrollment. Students who stay beyond two semesters, such as those who extend their MSIM enrollment, will pay a continuation fee, will pay a continuation fee, which is currently $900 per additional semester.

For part-time students and programs that are billed by the credit, the discount is 20% off per-credit tuition over the duration of the program.

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

Students enrolling in the Dual Degree Program will receive a 20% tuition scholarship to be applied in equal installments during the first two semesters of enrollment. An additional $20,000 tuition discount will be applied in two $10,000 installments during their third and fourth semesters of enrollment. In addition, students who take the GRE and receive quantitative scores of 164 or higher will receive an additional $1,000 merit scholarship. (GREs are not required for admission from Bridge Partner applicants.)

Note: Bridge-Partner students are defined as individuals who are current students or alumni of partner 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.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships

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.     

Corporate Reimbursement

Many students are eligible to have their tuition covered by their company 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.  Our team will work with students to help them get the necessary documentation in terms of billing and grades to submit to their employers. 

 

A note for On-Campus MSEM students:

The lock-step nature of the On-Campus MSEM core curriculum results in students having set tuition charges at specific points during Academic Year 1. During those times, if your employer’s tuition assistance policy requires you to submit grades before receiving reimbursement, Tufts Gordon Institute will allow you to defer the amount of tuition that is to be paid by your employer for up to 30 days after we issue your grades for that semester. After placing your deposit to the On-Campus MSEM program, you will receive additional information about how to apply for tuition deferral, including eligibility criteria and deadlines.

Student Loans

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

Student Employment

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. Students typically earn $8.00–$15.00 per hour depending on job responsibilities. More information on student employment can be found on the Tufts Student Employment Office website at: http://students.tufts.edu/financial-services/student-employment