The Master of Science degree with a major in technology provides advanced instruction in technical, scientific, managerial and supervisory areas for those working in technical and management positions in business and industry. Graduate faculty members for the program are from the Department of Engineering Technology, the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies, and the Department of Technology and Workforce Learning.
Candidates for this degree must meet the requirements for Option I or Option II as described on page 63 of this catalog. The degree requires completion of 9 to 12 credit hours of emphasis area/elective courses (depending on Option I or Option II) and 21 credit hours of core courses. Other aspects of the curriculum are determined by individual needs in consultation with the student's advisor. Areas of interest in which the student may gain additional strength include product design and development, manufacturing and production, sales and distribution, maintenance and service, or a technical area within the curricula of the Department of Engineering Technology, the Department of Graphics and Imaging Technologies, and/or the Department of Technology and Workforce Learning.
Admission to the graduate program requires an undergraduate major in technology or equivalent. Students with degrees in business, industrial education, the sciences, engineering, and other areas are considered for admission. However, transcripts are evaluated and certain foundation courses may be required to be completed as prerequisites to the core courses.