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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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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)

1. Conduct quality research, using fundamental principles and techniques of research, in business industry and technology.
2. Develop proposals for various types of research and research problems.
3. Engage in data gathering and statistical analysis, using software and tools in support of complex decisions.
4. Apply appropriate quality improvement tools for management and operational solutions.
5. Conduct studies with quality tools.
6. Evaluate leadership skills applied in team activities.
7. Apply critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills in decision making regarding ethical, environmental, and societal issues resulting from technological development and decisions regarding it.
8. Work collaboratively in different size groups face-to-face or at a distance.
9. Solve both structured and ill-structured technological problems using a systematic approach.
10. Effectively present information to multiple audiences using multiple channels of communication.
11. Use innovative instructional technologies for communicating information.
12. Describe emerging technologies, developments, and management practices within a chosen specialty.

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 Workforce Development, Vocational Teacher Education, Technology and Engineering Education, and Wood Product Manufacturing.  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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