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Online MS in Engineering Management

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Welcome to the Online 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 Online 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 (submit a final sealed transcript, pay your bill, etc.). Additional information that is commonly requested is below.

You will be receiving additional details as to how to prepare for classes via your Tufts email shortly before classes start. If you have any questions in the meantime, we are here to help! You can contact the TGI Administrative team at to discuss any details of the program or questions regarding how to get started.


The Online MSEM program has a two-part orientation: An online asynchronous portion and virtual meet-up. Approximately one month before the start of classes, you will receive an email with additional information. Be sure to set up your Tufts email by then! See the "Getting Started" page for more details on how to set up your email.

The asynchronous portion 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. The virtual meet-up is a chance for you to meet others who are starting the program at the same time and hear from current students.


The recommendation is that students register for all 4 of the first course courses to start the degree; 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). For the first semester, the following are recommended:

Session 1 (first 7 weeks)

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

Session 2 (second 7 weeks)

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

Please see the academic calendar for the exact dates of each session.

You can find all available Online MSEM courses for a particular term by searching the class schedule found on Be sure to set the "Career" filter to "Arts, Sciences, & Engineering Graduate Online" and use the subject code "EM- Engineering Management." You will receive detailed information on how to register with your orientation information. There is no risk of seats in the core courses filling up.

Billing & Tuition Payment

The Online MSEM Online 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. Click here to view tuition information.

You will be emailed when the bill is ready. You can find a copy of your bill on which can be used for corporate reimbursement purposes.

Online MSEM students have the option to pay their bill using bank transfer, wire, a monthly installment plan, loans or credit card.  View more information on the payment plan or how to submit a non-credit card payment. Credit card payments can be made in the eBill system.

Corporate Reimbursement

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. If you require additional information to file paperwork from Tufts, please reach out to Tufts Gordon Institute's Administrative team for assistance.


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 Online MSEM Online Program Handbook (which will be distributed as part of orientation).

Meet your Academic Advisor

You will be introduced to your academic advisor shortly after classes begin. This advisor will help you navigate the degree program, select electives, and serve as your Capstone Advisor.