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MS in Innovation & Management

Accepted Student Resources

Welcome to the On-Campus MS in Innovation & Management program!

We look forward to seeing you at orientation! In the meantime, we’ve put together some information to help get you started and prepared for the program.

First, please review the School of Engineering Admitted Student Information, which has a lot of information about resources here at Tufts University.

Please review the On-Campus MSIM New Student Checklist and take the necessary steps to set up your email and complete your enrollment process (submit a final sealed transcript, remove account holds in SIS, pay your bill, etc.). You will be receiving specifics on how to prepare for classes via your Tufts email before classes start. Below, you will find some additional information and action items specific to the MSIM program.

If you have any questions, we are here to help! You can email Rebekah Plotkin, Associate Director of Administration, or give her a call at +1-617-627-6512 to discuss any details of the program or with questions regarding how to get started.

Academic Calendar

The MSIM program follows the standard Tufts University academic calendar. Classes for the Fall 2020 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 which you will get access to during orientation. This calendar has additional events and required seminars listed.


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. The orientation website will be updated as new information is available.


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 login 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 2020 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 notify Rebekah Plotkin and determine and file appropriate forms with Health Services (617-627-5176).