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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) is an award winning program and a top-tier graduate degree that will help you discover your path to excellence and leadership in your engineering career. The Tufts MSEM delivers relevant content and the practical skills you need to thrive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, with a full-time on-campus (F-1 visa eligible) program, and part-time options you can fit into your busy schedule.

Position yourself for the next step in your career by gaining skills in three pillars of leadership: technical acumen, business acumen, and emotional intelligence. Understand how business strategy and decisions impact the success of a company and enhance your personal and professional development as an engineering leader. Gain interpersonal, communication, and conflict resolution skills as you discover your own personal leadership style and purpose.

Program Details

Earn your degree in just over a year or spread out the course load and tuition cost over a longer period, studying online or on-campus. 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*DurationCreditsFull-time or Part-timeF-1 Visa EligibleDual Degree OptionsTufts Fifth-year eligibilityOPT & STEM Extension of OPT EligibleCo-Op Eligible
On-CampusOne year30*Full-timeYesYesYes, for qualifying Tufts studentsYesYes
Online2 years (flexible)30*Part-timeNoYesYes, for qualifying Tufts studentsN/ANo

*Effective Fall 2024

Who should apply?

The MSEM program is the right fit for you if:

  • You are currently or aspire to be a leader in engineering
  • You wish to develop the skills, mindset, and confidence to advance your career
  • You are interested in networking with a worldwide community of alumni
  • You value the opportunity to learn from the real-world experience of industry-expert faculty
  • You are seeking a master's degree backed by over 30 years of proven success
  • You have one or more years of work or internship experience
  • You have an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM discipline), though applicants from a range of backgrounds are welcome

If this sounds like you, connect with us to learn more about how the MSEM program can help advance your career today.

Built on over 30 years of success

Tufts Gordon Institute, part of Tufts University's prestigious School of Engineering, has a track record of over 30 years delivering an education through its award-winning MS in Engineering Management. 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.

Why Tufts MSEM?

Tufts University's MS in Engineering Management is a top-tier graduate program that prepares leaders for today's technology-driven world. The Tufts MSEM provides you with an exceptional graduate experience that is designed for those who are seeking ways in which they can have greater impact on their careers and organizations. Check out our video to see what the MSEM can offer you.

Online | 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 our 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.

Hear from Our Students

Hear what Tufts Gordon Institute students have to say about the impact of our MS in Engineering Management program and why they would recommend it to those looking to advance their careers.

Margi Patel, MSEM '24
Alexandra Richer, MSEM '25
Sylvia Talbott, MSEM '23

Build Upon Your Education

At Tufts Gordon Institute, you have the opportunity to expand your graduate experience with options to continue your Tufts education through the Tufts 5th Year Master's Program, to earn two degrees in our Dual Degree Program, or enhance your education with work experience through Co-Op opportunities.

  • Earn your MS degree in as little as 9 months or at your own pace! All Tufts Gordon Institute graduate programs are eligible options for the School of Engineering's Fifth-Year Master's Degree Program (BS/MS).

    The School of Engineering offers exceptional Tufts undergraduate students the option of pursuing a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree (BS/MS) as a thesis or non-thesis program. Students may enroll full-time or part-time while participating in the master’s degree portion of the Fifth-Year Master's Degree Program, but must enroll immediately after completion of their BS degree. No deferrals are available for this program.

  • Develop your innovation, leadership and management skills and build your technical depth with our Dual Degree master's program. You’ll earn two degrees - an MS offered by Tufts Gordon Institute and an MS offered by one of the six academic departments within the School of Engineering. And, you earn both degrees in an accelerated timeframe and at a reduced cost.

    Tufts School of Engineering offers a wide range of MS programs from its six different academic departments that qualify for the Dual Degree master’s program. Some of the most popular Dual Degree programs include:

    • Data Science
    • Computer Science
    • Human Factors Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Bioengineering
    • Software Systems Development
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
  • Gain up to six months of full-time work experience, build your resume, and develop a competitive advantage for post- graduation employment through the School of Engineering’s Graduate Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program. The Co-Op program provides students the opportunity to explore career paths, make valuable industry connections, broaden their perspectives, and acquire the skills needed to succeed outside of the classroom. The co-op is open to students in all of Tufts Gordon Institute’s graduate programs. Check out our article to learn 10 reasons why you should pursue a co-op experience at Tufts Gordon Institute.

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 courses to fulfill the requirements for the degree.

Chat with our admissions team.

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 contact our admissions team at +1 617-627-6073 or tgi@tufts.edu to start the conversation.

Visit our Admissions pages to view more details.