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Re-engineering the MBA

with our MSEM.

Strategically designed for forward-thinking science, technology, and engineering professionals.

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.

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."

- Lee Raymond (MSEM '16), Infrastructure Services Manager at Nuance Communications

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. 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.

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

Preview MSEM Curriculum

Develop Leadership 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 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.

Two-Year MSEM: The fastest way to earn your degree. 

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.

Three-Year MSEM: More time to balance your schedule, finances and career goals. 

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.

Choose Your Schedule:

Both Two-Year and Three-Year formats offer schedules that are catered to working professionals:

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

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.

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

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

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.

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Not ready to start a master's degree program?

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.