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Online MS in Engineering Management

Flexible • Personalized • 100% Online

Designed with you in mind.

The Online MSEM program was designed for growth-minded, global professionals who aspire to be leaders in today’s tech-driven world. Whether you’re an individual contributor who wants to break into management or a current manager who wants to advance your career further, our program develops the leadership skills you need to succeed and set the future direction of your business.

A STEM or technical background is recommended but not required. Our MSEM community is made up of students with 2+ years of work experience and a desire to learn in a flexible, interactive environment.

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Engineers at the root are problem-solvers. This program helped me to apply those problem-solving skills for business issues, not only technical issues. The ability to speak, as a technical person, with confidence on the business side is valuable and unique.

Heather Gaylord

A powerful educational experience accessed from anywhere in the world, 100% online.

Earn your degree in as little as 2 years in this flexible, part-time program that can be completed 100% online. Complete asynchronous courses and integrated projects at the pace that works best for your lifestyle, schedule and budget. One of the benefits of our program is the freedom to choose your own pace of study, taking between 1-4 short, 7-week courses per semester.

The Online MSEM courses are custom designed to be engaging and interactive, featuring curated content like short videos, virtual office hours and small group discussions that build a sense of community and your professional connections.

Program Features & Highlights

Built on a history of success.

Tufts Gordon Institute has a strong track record of developing technology leaders, with 30+ years of success in our On-Campus MSEM program.

A personalized approach to online learning.

With small class sizes, personal attention from faculty, and a dedicated administrative team to support you throughout the program, you’re not just an IP address; you’re a Tufts graduate student.

We’re not going to lose any of the personal approach that defines our on-campus program. Our faculty have specifically designed the curriculum to ensure that every student gets the support and guidance he or she needs and wants.

Kevin Oye

Built-in mentorship & personal coaching.

Gain access to coaching and mentorship that will guide you through the program and beyond. Discover your own strengths, take control of your professional development, and find your own path toward leadership. Plan your personalized Online MSEM experience with an individual academic advisor.

Learn from industry-expert faculty.

100% of our faculty have extensive professional experience in high-tech, STEM industries. Benefit from their expertise as they go from the boardroom to the classroom and share their knowledge with you, working together to ensure your success and provide you with skills you can apply at work tomorrow.

Every faculty member has gone above and beyond to connect with the students and maintain a high level of interaction. From the office hours to personal coaching sessions, I have never felt that this program has lacked personal touch.

Chris Brady

A community of like-minded learners.

The professors you learn from and the students you learn with will inspire you, and can serve as a resource to propel your career forward. Become a part of the Tufts global network of students & alumni, enriching your education and allowing you to tap into extensive career opportunities.

Learn by doing through a custom curriculum.

The Online MSEM is not a general business degree. The curriculum was designed to be relevant for technology professionals. Experience hands-on, real-world curriculum that allows you to immediately apply your learnings on the job.

Earn a renowned degree from a top-tier university.

You will receive the same benefits as our on-campus students, including a degree that leverages Tufts University’s reputation as a top-ranked research university. You’re truly a Tufts Gordon Institute graduate student, no matter where you live. Take advantage of university resources like the library’s online services, career center, and network from across the globe.

We are a proud member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC), which brings top-ranked universities together to collaborate and innovate in the field of engineering management education.



feel the reputation of Tufts Gordon Institute & Tufts University were important in choosing a graduate program.

Source: Current Online MSEM Students

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It's more than acquiring new knowledge.

It's developing new competencies that complement your technical expertise.

The Online MSEM program expands your experience beyond technical skills and into a broad business perspective, helping you develop the leadership capabilities needed to rise to the highest level. You’ll gain expertise that enables you to manage complex projects, drive strategic decision-making, and build and inspire high-performing teams. Unlike a purely technical master’s or MBA program, Tufts’ Online MSEM offers you the complete package for holistic growth and career development — all within our virtual learning environment.


Online MSEM Competencies

A lot of my colleagues are global so having practice in trying to meet & collaborate with teammates virtually and having long-term project goals where you're all prioritizing your contributions differently was a huge eye-opening experience.

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Developing leaders for a tech-driven world.

Leadership development is a hallmark of the MS in Engineering Management, in both the online and on-campus programs. Our unique and transformative curriculum is designed around core competencies not often taught in other degree programs: interpersonal skills, communication, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and global perspectives. 

Not only will you learn through your coursework, but you'll receive valuable personal coaching on how to apply these learnings to real-life situations you face in the workplace. You’ll benefit from personalized coaching and mentoring to discovering your unique management, communication, and interpersonal style to develop an understanding of who you are and who you can become.

How do you build teams? How do you negotiate through conflict, or have impact without authority? Those are critical skills to master to be a respected and impactful leader.

Kevin Oye
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Flexible & convenient, catered to you.

The Online MSEM program was designed to allow you to balance your education, career, and budget.

Earn your master's degree in as little as 2 years, completing a combination of individual and group learning experiences - all online. Take core courses as the building blocks of the curriculum, then apply your learnings within milestone projects.

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High impact outcomes & a strong return on investment.

Graduates of our MS in Engineering Management program have seen success leveraging their degree into accelerated career advancement. In a study of the Classes of 2014-2019, we found that over half of MSEM students are promoted before they even graduate, and that success only continues to grow after graduation.



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believe the MSEM was worth its cost in time & tuition

Not only have I been able to transition from engineering over to the business side in product management, I've also gotten recognized & promoted to a managerial position. I really feel strongly that the personal success is indicative of the hard work I put into the MSEM program.

Matt Meuse
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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. Our short 7-week core courses from the Online 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 Gordon Institute courses to fulfill the requirements for the degree.

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.