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MS in Engineering Management (MSEM)

Advance your career as a leader in engineering

Tufts Gordon Institute's MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) offers the best of our award-winning MSEM program in a top-tier graduate program that helps you discover your path to excellence in technical leadership. The Tufts MSEM delivers relevant content and the practical skills you need to thrive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world with an exceptional graduate experience you can fit into your busy life.

Earn your degree in just over a year or spread out the course load and tuition cost over a longer period, studying online, hybrid, or on-campus. Students studying on-campus at Tufts are eligible for an F-1 visa. For part-time students, the MSEM offers you the opportunity to connect with faculty and fellow students in real-time during virtual Weekly Conversations, as well as the option to attend the Tufts University campus for in-person immersive experiences.

Program Format* Duration Credits Full-time or Part-time F-1 Visa Eligible Dual Degree Options Tufts Fifth-year eligibility
Online | Hybrid | On-Campus One year of full-time study or as little as 2 years of part-time study 32 Full-time or part-time Yes Yes Yes, for qualifying Tufts students

*Full-time and on-campus options for studying the MSEM will be available beginning in the Fall 2024 semester

Who should apply?

The MSEM program is ideal for applicants who:

  • Are working professionals with at least 2 years of work experience, though some students have decades
  • Have an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM discipline), though applicants from a range of backgrounds are welcome
  • Want to build the mindset and skillset to be a leader in a tech-driven world


Online | Hybrid | On-Campus

The Tufts MSEM offers different ways for you to earn your degree to best fit your needs:

Do you want to engage in best-in-class online learning, studying part-time from anywhere in the world as you learn on your own schedule?

As a working professional who wants to study part-time and online, you can dive into our fully online core curriculum and robust lineup of online elective courses, studying in a way that fits into your busy lifestyle. If you want more from your online experience, then you have the opportunity to attend one of our regular, optional in-person Immersive Experiences where you can connect further with your peers, faculty, and alumni. The MSEM is enrolling online students for the spring and fall semesters.

Do you want to study full-time and on-campus in an F-1 visa eligible program, earning your degree in just over one year?

As a full-time on-campus student, join a diverse cohort of students in an intensive engineering leadership program in Boston, an international hub for education, innovation, and technology. Study in our F-1 visa eligible program while maintaining the flexibility to take some of your courses online or attend some of our optional in-person Immersive Experiences. The MSEM is enrolling full-time, on-campus students for the fall semester.

Do you want the best of both worlds by studying part-time in an online-hybrid format that combines the flexibility of studying online with the opportunity to come to campus for some courses?

Are you a busy working professional looking to study part-time, but who is also interested in taking advantage of living within commuting distance of the Tufts University campus? Our online-hybrid option may be the right fit for you! With the MBTA Green Line now stopping right at Tufts' door, you can easily come to campus for optional in-person Immersive Experiences, or attend in the evening for on-campus core or elective courses. The MSEM is enrolling online-hybrid students for the spring and fall semesters.

Built on a history of success

Tufts Gordon Institute, part of Tufts University's prestigious School of Engineering, has a 30+ year track record of delivering an award-winning MS in Engineering Management education. Our graduates go on to experience accelerated career advancement, strong return on their investment, and a newfound sense of community.

No matter where you are in the world, as an MSEM student, you become a part of Tufts' global network of students, alumni, and faculty. Engaging with this vibrant, growing community enriches your education and powers your professional connections as you navigate your career journey during your graduate studies and beyond.

Hear testimonials from Tufts Gordon Institute students

Jillian Comeau, MSEM '23
Kenneth Vieira, MSEM '24
Sylvia Talbott, MSEM '23

Prefer to ease into a master's degree program?

Tufts University's Courses at Tufts program offers students the ability to gain new skills & knowledge right when they want it. Many of our short 7-week courses from the MSEM program are available without enrolling in the full degree program. If you do decide to later apply to the master's program, you are eligible to transfer up to two Gordon Institute courses to fulfill the requirements for the degree.

Chat with our admissions team to get your questions answered.

We understand that choosing the right master's program for you can be a challenge. To make the process easier for you, our team is always available to answer any questions you might have about the curriculum, student experience, application, and more. We welcome you to call Brianne Odom, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, at 617-627-8298 to start the conversation. You can also reach out through the Live Chat feature on this page.

Visit our Admissions pages to view more details.