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MS in Engineering Management

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. Not only does the Tufts MSEM deliver relevant content and the practical skills you need to thrive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, but it also provides you with an exceptional part-time graduate experience that you can fit into your busy life.

Our MSEM program is delivered online and offers you the opportunity to connect with faculty and fellow students in real-time during Weekly Conversations, as well as the option to attend the Tufts University campus for in-person immersive experiences.

Program Format Duration Credits F-1 Visa Eligible
Online with optional, in-person Immersive Experiences As little as 2 years of part-time study 32 No

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


You want more from an online program

This program is for students who want more from their online program:

  • More opportunities to advance your career
  • More opportunities to connect with your fellow students
  • More opportunities to meet with expert faculty
  • More opportunities to hear directly from distinguished alumni

The MSEM offers you multiple ways to connect with faculty and your peers while still enabling you to complete the program fully online. Degrees offered online and part-time are of the same standard, rigor, and qualification as degrees earned by full-time, matriculated students on the Tufts University campus.

Engage in best-in-class online learning: The Tufts MSEM features a fully online core curriculum and a robust lineup of online elective courses that provide you with the best of both worlds – the ability to learn on your own schedule along with opportunities to virtually collaborate and connect through team projects, optional live class sessions, individualized leadership coaching, and community events. Support your online experience through Weekly Conversations conducted in real time with a faculty member and in the company of fellow students, or by attending one of the regular on-campus immersive sessions that allow you to connect in-person with your peers, faculty, and alumni.

Create a unique experience with optional on-campus opportunities: Incorporate in-person learning into your program of study and earn credits toward your degree through our immersive experiences. You’ll join classmates, faculty, and industry experts on the Tufts campus in Medford, MA, to learn, network, and collaborate while engaging in interactive experiences, workshops, and social activities focused on a key topic of interest and relevance to tech leaders. Students who live within commuting distance also have the option to enroll in in-person elective courses offered on Tufts University’s campus.

Balance your education, career, and budget:  You have the flexibility to set your own personalized pace of study as you move through the program. Earn your degree in as little as 2 years or spread out the course load and tuition cost over a longer period.

The evolution of online learning

The world is increasingly tech-driven and reliant on digital interactions in all aspects of work and life. To be successful in such an environment, leaders must be highly skilled in navigating across digital and physical boundaries.

We built a contemporary, relevant curriculum on a foundation of high-quality, interactive, and collaborative online learning so that you will be prepared for the challenges and opportunities presented by the new world of work.

Through a series of 7-week short courses taught by industry-expert faculty, you'll develop the critical competencies of strategic thinking, data-driven decision-making, leadership ability, and business knowledge - competencies critical for success throughout your career.

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.

Syra Arif, MSEM '17

Syra Arif, MSEM '17 · Manager, Solution Consulting at ServiceNow

"I used to understand only one piece of the puzzle, but now I can see beyond the technical. The MSEM program really elevated my thinking, giving me executive presence and an understanding of the language of business. My return on investment has been 6x, and I'm ready to seize opportunities."

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 Nancy Buczko, Director of Admissions & Professional Programs, at 617-627-3117 or 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.

Note: Prior to registration, all new students (including fully online students) must complete an online medical history and provide proof of required immunizations. For more information visit: http://students.tufts.edu/health-and-wellness/resources-new-students. If these requirements are not met, you will not be allowed to register. For questions about health and immunization requirements please contact the Health Service at 617-627-3350 or send a message to Immunization Reviewer through the Patient Portal.