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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

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Develop Leadership Skills


Fast or flex? It's up to you.

Get the degree you need, earned the way you want. Choose from two convenient MSEM programs:

  • Two-Year MSEM – The accelerated way to earn your degree. 
  • Three-Year MSEM – Flexible, more time to balance your schedule, finances and career goals. 

Customize your Tufts MSEM experience even more: Professional Education Courses allow you to ease into the MSEM program by spreading out your course load and tuition costs. 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.

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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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