Engineering Management Online

Built on 30 years of success, the Online MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) program is designed to give working professionals the ultimate flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. Our hands-on, real-world curriculum taught 100% online by industry-expert faculty will provide you with business, strategic, and leadership skills as well as confidence leading teams, knowledge that will make an immediate impact on your career. The MSEM program, available on-campus or online, is offered through Tufts Gordon Institute, the University’s hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, and management within the School of Engineering.

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Online Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM)

As the world grows more interconnected, the MS in Engineering Management program prepares professionals to lead high-powered companies while giving them the business and leadership skills to succeed.

Whether you’re an individual contributor who wants to break into management, or a manager ready to propel yourself into an executive role, you can earn your degree in as little as 2 years through this part-time, 100% online program. Taught by the same faculty in our On-Campus program, you have the freedom of flexibility so you can choose the pace of study that works best for your schedule, lifestyle and budget.

Experience the transformative effects of the MSEM, building upon your technical skills as you learn about topics like strategy, marketing, and product management, from our industry-expert faculty. Combined with one-on-one, personalized coaching and mentorship, the program leads to results. More than half of MSEM students receive promotions while still enrolled in the program.

Program Highlights:

- Earn your degree in 2+ years of flexible, part-time online study, tapping into applicable education that pays off as soon as you enter the virtual classroom.

- Learn at the pace that works best for your schedule and budget, all within a contemporary online learning platform.

- Gain the ability to manage complex projects, drive strategic decisions, and build & inspire high-performing teams.

- Integrate your knowledge into milestone projects that demonstrate your ability to apply what you've learned.

- Get one-on-one, personalized coaching and mentorship from our approachable faculty, all with real-world industry experience.

- Learn alongside, and from, a cohort of driven classmates – and join our worldwide community of graduates.

- Access the resources and global network of a top-ranked university to enrich your education and tap into career opportunities.

Interested in an on-campus experience?

If you would prefer to study on the Tufts University campus, check out our On-Campus MSEM program. The On-Campus MSEM program offers the same level of engagement and enriching curriculum, with the added benefit of in-person collaboration.

Interested in a full-time program?

Recent graduates interested in a full-time, on-campus program should explore the MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM)  program. The MSIM program provides you with product innovation, marketing, finance and leadership skills all through an accelerated, hands-on experience. Specialized skills you need to drive sustainable, high-impact change and be a successful innovator - whether you launch your own startup or join a company after graduation. All in as little as one year.

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. Individuals can transfer up to two courses towards the MS 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.

Visit the Tufts Gordon Institute website to learn more.

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Application Deadlines

Please refer to the Tuft Gordon Institute admissions deadline page.

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, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores 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 of Engineering Management Program and Professor of the Practice
Engineering Leadership, Innovation
Sam Liggero
Samuel Liggero
Academic Director of the Online MSEM Program and Professor of the Practice
New Product Development, Technology Strategy and 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
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 the admissions team at Tufts Gordon Institute.
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