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The Master of Science in Technology is the most flexible of the College of Technology graduate programs because it can be tailored to address a wide range of career goals, based on emphasis selected. The Master of Science in Technology program provides advanced instruction in technical, scientific, managerial and supervisory areas for those working in technical and management positions in business and industry. The online degree program is designed for the full-time, workplace-bound individual.

The Master of Science in Technology program offers a 15-hour core of course work in research, global issues, leadership, quality systems and management, and statistics-based analysis; and one credit hour of assessment. Remaining nine hours of emphasis–related courses and nine hours of enrichment electives complete the 33-hour program to address candidates’ specific career goals. Candidates in program typically have undergraduate degree related to a specific technology area. Depending upon academic background and emphasis selected, candidates may be required to take pre-requisites or foundation course work.

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  • Emphasis Areas
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Master of Science Degree with a Major in Technology (no emphasis) or

Optional emphasis areas with the Masters of Science with Technology (MST):

Technology (Automotive Technology)
Technology (Graphics Design)
Technology (Graphics Management)
Technology (Human Resource)
Technology (Information Technology)
Technology (STEM College Teaching)
Technology (Technology Management)

The Master of Science in Technology program offers two Tracks—Enrichment electives and Internship. The Internship was developed specifically for international students desiring  to do internships as part of their program (CPT), as well as employment in the U.S. at the conclusion of their program.  Note:  With this track, students starting  at PSU in the Spring semester would be eligible for a summer internship if one was offered to them.

MST Plan of Study

MST Automotive Fact Sheet

About Technology and Workforce Learning Department

The Department of Technology and Workforce Learning includes several undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Programs of study include two-year associate and certificate programs as well as several undergraduate degree programs in the Workforce Development, Vocational Teacher Education, Technology and Engineering Education, and Wood Technology.  Graduate programs in Career and Technical Education, Technology, and Human Resource Development are also available.  In addition, one post-graduate program in Workforce Development and Education (Ed.S) is also available.

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