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MS in Engineering Management

Accepted Student Resources

Welcome to the MS in Engineering Management Program! 

We look forward to having you join the Tufts graduate student community! Whether you're considering your enrollment in the MSEM program or looking for resources to start your journey, please check out the information and action items below. We hope this helps get you started, excited, and prepared for your Tufts graduate experience.

First, please review the School of Engineering Admitted Student Information, including the New Student Checklist and take the necessary steps to set up your email, complete your enrollment process, pay your bill, and more. See the "Getting Started" page for more details on how to set up your email and username, as well as how to access SIS and Canvas.

Your final, official university transcripts or mark statements must be provided to the Office of Graduate Admissions. If your degree is not posted on your transcript, you must also submit a certified copy of your degree certificate or diploma. These materials must be sent directly from the institution to Tufts; students cannot submit their transcripts on their own behalf. Admitted applicants who do not provide final transcripts will not be allowed to enroll. Please note: Tufts University recommends submitting your transcripts at least four weeks before the start of the semester.

Physical transcripts should be sent to:  

Office of Graduate Admissions
Tufts University
2 The Green, Bendetson Hall 
Medford, MA 02155

Electronic transcripts should be sent to:


Approximately one month before the start of classes, you will be invited to an Orientation course in Canvas. This course will provide you with information on planning the completion of your degree, how to meet with faculty, how to utilize Tufts resources, and how to access course materials. 

Course Selection & Registration

For students interested in completing the MSEM program in two years, we recommend that you register for all 4 courses included in MSEM Core Part 1 during your first semester as outlined below, however, this is not a requirement. If your schedule does not allow it, you can opt to register for as little as 1 course (2 credits). 

Session A (first 7 weeks)

  • EM 201 - Essentials of Technology Strategy (2 credits)
  • EM 202 - Leadership: Personal and Team Development (2 credits)

Session B (second 7 weeks)

  • EM 203 - Building Financial Intelligence (2 credits)
  • EM 204 - Customer Discovery and Solution Design (2 credits)

You will be introduced to your academic advisor at the start of the semester, however, our team is happy to connect you with them earlier if you have questions about your first semester's course selection. Otherwise, your academic advisor will help you navigate the degree program, select electives, and more.

Please be sure to refer to the academic calendar for important information about dates, such as registration deadlines.

Tuition & Billing

The MSEM program is billed by credit. You will be initially billed for 8 credits, which is the recommended number of credits per semester; however, your bill will adjust to reflect the number of credits you are enrolled in once you complete your course registration. It is recommended that you complete your course registration as soon as possible. You will be emailed when your bill is ready. You can find a copy of your bill on

To help you plan out your tuition expenses, we have developed an Estimated Billing Worksheet. This is a tool you can use to map out your degree costs as well as plug in any financial assistance you may receive to determine the estimated amount you can expect to be billed each year. The financial assistance you may receive can range from student loans to employer tuition assistance. The cost of your degree is calculated on a per-credit basis. While the program can be completed entirely in 2 years on a part-time basis, the tool includes calculations for alternate 3-year and 4-year completion scenarios on separate tabs of the billing worksheet. You have flexibility in your MSEM degree to customize the curriculum, explore the tool to map out a sequence that works for you! MSEM students can take courses at a cadence that works for their schedule and maximize the benefit of any financial assistance they may receive. MSEM students have the option to pay their bill using bank transfer, wire, a monthly installment plan, loans, or credit card. 

If another entity, such as your employer or a state agency, will be providing payment for some or all or your student account charges while at Tufts, we encourage you to review the University’s Third Party Billing Information. Many students are eligible to have their tuition covered by their company tuition reimbursement programs. We encourage students to reach out to their Human Resources department and manager to understand if there is an available benefit, what the requirements are, and the deadlines for submitting paperwork.


Students are subject to all Tufts University, School of Engineering, and Tufts Gordon Institute policies. You should familiarize yourself with the SOE Graduate Student Handbook and the MSEM Program Handbook (provided in your Canvas Orientation page).


If you have any questions, please reach out to us at any time at