Engineering Management On-Campus

Tufts Gordon Institute, part of Tufts School of Engineering, prepares you to be a leader. We have reengineered the MBA to create graduate-level learning opportunities specifically for emerging tech leaders. If you are a working professional in the Boston area interested in a part-time program, the On-Campus M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM) could be right for you. If you would prefer to study at your own pace or are unable to commute to campus, the Online MSEM program brings our transformative experience right to you. Recent graduates interested in a full-time program should explore the M.S. in Innovation & Management (MSIM) program.

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On-Campus Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

The M.S. in Engineering Management (MSEM) prepares technology professionals to become industry leaders. This part-time graduate degree program provides the business strategy, marketing, product development, and leadership competencies, as well as data science skills, needed to move into leadership roles. The results? More than half of our students receive promotions while enrolled in the program.

Here's how the program works:

- Earn your degree in 2 or 3 years of flexible, part-time study

- Maintain your work-life balance with a schedule tailored for working professionals, featuring classes held in the evening or weekend

- Learn from your classmates – technology professionals from a variety of industries and educational backgrounds  – in a cohort setting

- Study with faculty mentors chosen for their deep, real-world industry experience

- Gain access to merit scholarships available to qualified applicants and Tufts alumni

Interested in an online program? The Online MSEM program offers the same high-touch engagement and rigorous curriculum, with the added benefit of ultimate flexibility.

Not ready to begin a Master of Science program?

We also offer individual, graduate-level courses that are designed to give you essential knowledge when you need it. Courses are open to both working professionals and Tufts University graduate students.

- Evening classes conveniently take place from 6pm – 9pm to accommodate full-time employment

- Individuals can transfer up to two courses towards the M.S. in Engineering Management program

Tufts Gordon Institute is a proud member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC), a small group of highly recognized university graduate-level programs in engineering management and related degrees.

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Application Deadlines

Fall: January 15 (Round 1), March 15 (Round 2), May 1 (Round 3), and June 10 (Round 4)
        * Rolling admission following June 10

Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement 

- Please submit an essay of 600-800 words that addresses the following questions:  Why do you want to attend Tufts Gordon Institute MSEM program and how does it fit into your future career aspirations and personal goals? Why have you selected this degree program? Please note: Tufts Gordon Institute’s personal statement length requirements differ from those noted on the online Tufts Graduate School application.

> Official GRE/GMAT scores optional; not required
Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable

- A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL, with subscores of 25 on each of the four components (reading, writing, listening, speaking) is generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at Tufts Gordon Institute. Equivalent scores of 7 on the IELTS (with subscores of 7) are also considered indication of sufficient ability. We suggest that you take the required standardized test at least one month prior to the admissions deadline, however, we can be flexible on a case-by-case basis.

> Two letters of Recommendation
> Optional Essay (200-250 words) 

- This essay is truly optional and not a requirement. Only complete this essay if you feel it adds value to your application and provides the admissions committee with a more complete picture of who you are. If possible, include examples within the last three years. Please note: You will receive a prompt that provides you with the opportunity to upload an optional essay only after you submit the main online application. If you have questions about how to submit an optional essay, please email us at

- Choose from one of the three questions. 

- Tell us about a time when you had to convince an individual or group of your idea. 
- Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience. 
- Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and you were able to successfully implement this change


Mary Viola
Director, Engineering Management Program; Professor of the Practice, Engineering Leader, Innovation
Engineering Leadership, Innovation
Alicia Amaral
Alicia Amaral
Financial and Managerial Accounting; Entrepreneurial Finance
Frank Apeseche
Professor of the Practice
Finance, Venture Capital, Organizational Leadership, Operations
Gerry Brown
Gerald Brown
Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management
Gavin Finn
Professor of the Practice
Engineering Management, New Product Development, Entrepreneurial Marketing
Partha Ghosh
Professor of the Practice
Multinational Strategies, Globalization, Economics
Sam Liggero
Samuel Liggero
Professor of the Practice
New Product Development, Technology Strategy and Innovation
Jim Nash
Jim Nash
Software Engineering; Statistics; Project Management
Kishore Pochampally
Kishore Pochampally
Quantifying Process Capability; Systems Engineering, Reliability and Failure; Design of Experiments and Process Control; Project Management and Software Methodologies; Lean Six Sigma
For questions about this program, please contact Nancy Buczko, Associate Director, at the Tufts Gordon Institute.
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