Engineering Management (Online or Hybrid)

Built on 30 years of success, the MS in Engineering Management (MSEM) program is a modern graduate program that develops forward-thinking professionals into transformative leaders, empowered with the business, strategic, and leadership skillsets and mindsets needed to take on today’s complex challenges and drive impact in the world. The MSEM program, available online or as a hybrid of online and in-person experiences, is offered by Tufts Gordon Institute, Tufts’ hub for entrepreneurship, innovation, leadership, and management within the School of Engineering.

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Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) • Preparing leaders for the new world of work.

Tufts Gordon Institute has launched a redesigned MSEM that leverages the best of our award-winning On-Campus and Online MSEM programs, re-envisioned into a single, top-tier graduate program that prepares leaders for the new world of work. Not only does the Tufts MSEM deliver relevant content and practical skills you need to thrive in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing world, it also provides you with an exceptional part-time graduate experience that you can fit into your busy life.

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 of part-time study. Choose to earn your MSEM either 100% online or through a customized hybrid experience including in-person elective courses and immersive, on-campus experiences.

Program Highlights:

- Customize your graduate experience to fit your needs, choosing the pace of study that works best with your schedule, lifestyle, and budget.

- Develop the critical competencies of strategic thinking, data-driven decision-making, leadership ability, and business knowledge through a digital-first, forward thinking curriculum.

- Benefit from a highly personalized experience including individualized leadership coaching from our approachable, industry-expert faculty.

- Grow your network, meet your cohort, and dive into deeper topical discussions through optional live remote sessions within your asynchronous online core courses.

- Supplement your online learning by enrolling in optional in-person electives or even participating in weekend on-campus immersives where you can explore different topics, earn graduate credit, and experience all that Boston and the Tufts University campus have to offer.

- Access the resources and global network of a top-ranked university to enrich your education and power your professional connections as you navigate your career journey.

Interested in a full-time, on-campus program?

Recent graduates seeking a full-time, on-campus program should explore the MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM) program. In the MSIM program, you will get the same traditional MSEM education, but with the added benefit of developing deeper insights & experience into early-stage innovation, including customer discovery and product ideation – all in as little as one year. You’ll gain specialized skills needed to drive sustainable, high-impact change and be a successful innovator - whether you launch your own startup or join a company after graduation in roles like consulting and product management. Unlike the MSEM program, the MSIM program meets the eligibility requirements needed to obtain an F-1 visa.

Not ready to begin a Master of Science program?

If you're not quite ready to enroll in a master's program, we recommend you consider our other programs, like our six-month Data Analytics for Managers MasterTrack Certificate or individual for-credit courses via Courses at Tufts. Both programs offer you the ability to gain new skills and knowledge right when you want it and can be leveraged for graduate course credit if you choose to enroll in the MSEM.

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.

Related Programs:
Master of Science in Innovation and Management

Application Deadlines for Spring and Fall Enrollment:

Please refer to the Tufts Gordon Institute admissions deadline page.

Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
Academic Records
Two Letters of Recommendation
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.

> 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


Sam Liggero
Samuel Liggero
Academic Director of the MSEM Program and Professor of the Practice
New Product Development, Technology Strategy and Innovation
Frank Apeseche
Professor of the Practice
Finance, Venture Capital, Organizational Leadership, Operations
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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