Develop your innovation, leadership and management skills and build your technical depth with the Dual Degree master's program. You’ll earn two degrees - an MS Innovation & Management (MSIM) and an MS offered by one of the six academic departments within the School of Engineering. And, you earn both degrees in an accelerated timeframe and at a reduced cost.
Fast time to completion: You earn two master’s degrees in just two years.
Streamlined admissions: Select the dual degree program option on our online application and the application process is simplified. You only need to apply once, and both admissions teams will review your application materials. This means you only submit your college transcripts, resume and standardized test scores once... And, best of all, you only pay one application fee.
Tufts School of Engineering offers a wide range of MS programs that qualify for the Dual Degree master’s program. Choose from the following School of Engineering programs:
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Human Factors Engineering
Materials Science & Engineering
Offshore Wind Energy Engineering
Software Systems Development
Graduate Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program
The School of Engineering's Graduate Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical principles they have learned in their coursework to real-world engineering projects. Gain up to six months of full-time work experience, build your resume, and develop a competitive advantage for post-graduation employment. Learn more about the Co-Op Program.
Three letters of recommendation
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. Minimum equivalent scores of 7 on the IELTS (with subscores of 7) and 130 on the Duolingo 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.
Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a 1200-1500 word essay that incorporates your responses to the required personal statement prompts for both the MSIM and the MS program for which you are applying. The prompts for all MS programs are located here.The MSIM prompts are provided below:
MSIM Personal Statement:
What sparked your interest in Tufts MS in Innovation & Management and what specifically makes you excited about the program?
How does the MSIM program fit into your personal, professional and/or educational journey?
What are your skillsets and strengths that will help you be a successful contributor in the program and positively impact the experience of your classmates in the MSIM cohort?
MSIM Optional Short Essay (please include at the bottom of your personal statement): If you would like, you may also submit an optional short essay (200-250 words). This essay is not required and should only be submitted if you feel it will provide the admissions committee with a more complete picture of who you are. Choose from one of the three questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to work on a team. What lessons did you learn from the highlights and/or challenges of that experience?
Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience. What did you find to be your strengths as a leader as well as other aspects of leadership that you would like to further develop?
Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and how were able to successfully implement this change.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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