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On-Campus MS in Engineering Management

Strategically designed for forward-thinking tech professionals in the Boston area.

Why the Tufts MSEM?

You already have the ambition and the technical & quantitative skills, but you're ready to advance your career & your organization. You're excited about the challenge of scaling and optimizing processes. With Tufts’ Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program, you’ll also develop the business and leadership skills needed to be a technology leader on the rise. We're re-engineering the MBA with our MSEM.

Ready to shift your career into a higher trajectory? More than half of our students are promoted while still enrolled in the MSEM program.

Before I even graduated with my MSEM, I was able to transition my career and join a multinational company. Now I directly apply the skills I learned at Tufts while managing two global infrastructure teams.

Learn experientially, apply directly.

Technology moves fast. To keep up, companies need dynamic leaders who work with people as well as they work with tech. That’s why the MSEM program focuses on project-based learning, allowing you to operate at a higher level, applying the knowledge at work right away.

Getting one-on-one coaching from faculty, 100% of which have real-world industry experience. Leading a cross-functional team for group projects. Applying your skills with a 12-week consultancy for a real-world client. It all adds up to the unique integrated leadership curriculum you’ll only find with the MSEM program.

Gain skills you need to succeed.

Leadership Ability

Effective communication, conflict resolution, & organizational ethics

Business Knowledge

Finance, project & operations management, and product development

Strategic Thinking

Business strategy, globalization, and tech commercialization

Data Literacy

Six Sigma, systems engineering, and predictive modeling skills

Choose your path to Engineering Management.

What's at the heart of Tufts Gordon Institute’s MSEM experience? Students engage in a collaborative, enriching cohort-based learning environment and industry consulting project for a total of 32 credits over the course of 2+ years. The Core Curriculum is designed to be completed as a cohort on a lock-step basis, but students then have the flexibility to complete their electives and Capstone Leadership Project at a pace that best suits their lifestyle, work schedule, and budget.

While many students complete the On-Campus MSEM program in 2 years, some choose to extend the experience into subsequent years as a way to spread out the course load and tuition payments, giving them the opportunity to take advantage of additional tuition reimbursement funds from their employer. 


Choose Your Schedule:

You have the flexibility to choose the cohort experience that best fits into your preferred work-life balance:

  • Evening - two evenings of courses per week (6 - 9 pm)
  • Weekend - two weekends of courses per month (Friday and Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm)

Program Specialities

Real-World Curriculum

It's what you want, how you want it. Directly applicable skills & knowledge based on real-world examples from tech companies. It's learning by doing.

Mentors & Peers

Your professors and fellow students bring industry experience to class. The result? Inspiration, networking & camaraderie over shared goals.

Work. Life. Balanced.

We know forward-thinking technology professionals have demanding schedules. To ease the graduate school experience, we provide effortless student services so that you can focus on learning, not logistics.

Accelerated Success and ROI



promoted even before graduation



believe the MSEM was worth its cost in time & tuition

Not only for engineers. But not for just anyone, either.

It might be called the MS in Engineering Management, but the program is for all ambitious science and technology professionals, whether they have backgrounds in engineering, chemistry, computer science, biotechnology or even non-technical education. In fact, our students work locally in diverse tech fields, including pharmaceuticals, software development and the non-profit sector. What they do share is a love for STEM and the desire to lead in a technology-driven environment.

Prefer to ease into a master's degree program?

If you're not quite ready to enroll in a master's program, we recommend you consider taking a course through Tufts University's Courses at Tufts program to gain new skills & knowledge right when you want it. If you do decide to later apply to the On-Campus MSEM program, you are eligible to transfer up to two Gordon Institute courses to fulfill the requirements for the degree.

Interested in expanding your technical skills? You can instead start by taking up to 2 School of Engineering courses that can later be applied as your electives. The total tuition paid for the courses will be deducted from the On-Campus MSEM tuition rate at the time of enrollment.

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 Ethan Robles, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 617-627-2004 to start the conversation.