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.
Ready to shift your career into a higher trajectory? More than half of our students are promoted while still enrolled in the MSEM program.
- Lee Raymond (MSEM '16), Infrastructure Services Manager at Nuance Communications
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. 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.
Effective communication, conflict resolution, & organizational ethics
Finance, project & operations management, and product development
Business strategy, globalization, and tech commercialization
Six Sigma, systems engineering, and predictive modeling skills
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 35 credits. To customize the program to your work schedule & lifestyle, you can choose to complete the program in either 2 or 3 years.
Both Two-Year and Three-Year formats provide the same practical skills and rigorous academics that are the hallmarks of Tufts MSEM program.
In just two years, you’ll develop the practical business, strategic management, and leadership skills you need to accelerate your career as a technology leader on the rise. Conduct a real-world Capstone Leadership Project that demonstrates your newly acquired abilities.
Completing your experience in three years allows you to spread out the course load and tuition payments, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of additional tuition reimbursement funds from your company. You will still complete the same four semesters of cohort-based classes as students in the Two-Year MSEM program, but you can then use your third year to complete either a Capstone Leadership Project or two graduate-level STEM electives courses across Tufts University.
Both Two-Year and Three-Year formats offer schedules that are catered to working professionals:
The MSEM + 2nd credential option gives you the ability to earn an engineering Master’s degree or a technically-focused graduate certificate in addition to your MSEM degree.
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.
Your professors and fellow students bring industry experience to class. The result? Inspiration, networking & camaraderie over shared goals.
From scheduling your classes to providing your books, we provide effortless student services so that you can focus on learning, not logistics.
of faculty have real-world STEM industry experience
of graduates say they'd recommend the MSEM degree
MSEM alumni worldwide, part of the Tufts community
It might be called the M.S. 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.
If you'd like to ease into graduate studies, we recommend starting by 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.