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MS in Innovation & Management

Accepted Student Resources

Welcome to the MS in Innovation & Management and Dual Degree programs!

We look forward to having you join the Tufts graduate student community! Whether you're considering your enrollment in the MSIM 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.

Please review the New Student Checklist and take the necessary steps to set up your email and complete your enrollment process, including submitting a final sealed transcript, removing account holds in SIS, paying your bill, and more. Please click here to confirm your enrollment in the MSIM or Dual Degree program by making a deposit. 

We also encourage you to review the School of Engineering Admitted Student Information, which has a lot of information about resources here at Tufts University like Community Resources, Housing, and the Tufts International Center. You will be receiving specifics on how to prepare for classes via your Tufts email before classes start. This summer, we'll also give you access to a student portal that will be an all-inclusive resource for your Tufts student experience. 

If you have any questions, we are here to help! You can contact the TGI Administrative team at tgiadmin@tufts.edu for assistance.

Key Dates & Activities

Academic Calendar

The MSIM program follows the standard Tufts University academic calendar. Classes for the Fall 2021 semester begin on September 8th. You can find all semester dates including holidays and breaks on the Tufts Academic Calendar. We recommend you bookmark the calendar. Additionally, there is a program-specific calendar that you will get access to during orientation. This calendar has additional events and required seminars listed.

Orientation

Graduate orientation dates are being set. Orientation is typically held the week prior to classes starting. It is recommended that you plan on being on campus the entire week prior as the MSIM program has special workshops and activities during that time. More information will be sent to you this summer via email, so please be on the lookout. 

Administrative Information

Registration

You will register for classes when you arrive on campus. In order to register, you will need to clear any holds on your student account (SIS). This includes updating your address and adding an emergency contact. To clear holds, please log in to SIS after you create your Tufts University email. You can view holds on your SIS homepage.

In the fall semester, you are required to take MSIM core courses. You should familiarize yourself with the program curriculum.

Billing & Payment of Tuition

The MSIM program is billed as a standard rate per semester. You will be billed in July for the Fall 2021 semester. You will receive an electronic bill via email at that time, along with clear instructions on how to pay your bill. All tuition must be paid in advance of the semester starting. 

You have the option to pay your bill using bank transfer, wire, a monthly installment plan, or student loans. View more information on the payment plan and how to submit a payment.

Please note that the monthly payment plan allows students to spread the annual educational expenses over ten months. One semester’s costs would be paid over five months. Payments begin on May 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester, so it is important to enroll early.  Enroll online for the monthly payment plan.

Student Handbooks

Students are subject to all Tufts University, School of Engineering, and Tufts Gordon Institute policies. You should familiarize yourself with the graduate student handbook and the MSIM Program Handbook (provided at orientation).

Health Insurance and Immunization Records

All Tufts students are required by law to have an active health insurance plan. If you are an international or domestic student and are not covered by a U.S. health plan, you will need to purchase health insurance either through Tufts or privately. To purchase insurance, please contact the Tufts Health Services team to determine and file appropriate forms with Health Services (617-627-5176).

Getting to Know Tufts MSIM

Welcome to Tufts!

Hear as Kevin Oye, Executive Director of Tufts Gordon Institute, Director of the MSIM program, and Professor of the Practice, welcomes you to the Tufts community and shares his vision for the program experience ahead.

Inside MSIM: Advice for Admitted Students

Current students and recent alumni share their advice with admitted students, from tips on achieving your goals to ways you can build your network at Tufts and beyond.

Inside MSIM: The Impact and Meaning of Innovation & Management

A program that develops transformative leaders, Tufts MS in Innovation and Management means something different to everyone who goes through the experience. Current students and alumni share what's at the heart of MSIM from their own perspectives.

Inside MSIM: A Part of Tufts University’s School of Engineering

MSIM brings students from all over the world together to develop the innovator's skillset and mindset. Hear as current students and alumni reveal what their favorite parts about Tufts are as they reflect on their time on campus.

Inside MSIM: Transforming Your Life and Your Career

The MSIM experience can be a journey of self-discovery for students. Hear as current students and alumni reveal how the MSIM program has impacted their careers, helped them develop critical leadership skills, and more.

Inside MSIM: Making Memories and Building a Community

On the fast track for innovators, you discover your passions and uncover what drives you. Hear as current students and alumni share their favorite MSIM memories including pitching in the $100k New Ventures Competition and bonding with their cohort.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour

While visiting Tufts University may not be possible, we encourage you to check out a virtual tour to see the beauty of our campus, including the Science and Engineering Complex and Lincoln Filene Hall.

Start a tour

Tap into Resources of the International Center

The International Center's mission is to support international student success at Tufts, while working to promote international educational and cultural exchange and campus-wide global engagement, awareness, and advocacy. Services include immigration advising, visa documents, events, and more!

Check out the I-Center