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Technology Management, Ph.D.

Doctorate in Technology Management

Technology underpins almost every facet of how we live and work in the modern world. With a Doctor of Philosophy in Technology Management from the University of Central Missouri, you can gain skills and expertise that will put you on the cutting edge of how that technology is leveraged. Choose from one of five areas of specialization: 

  • Construction Management
  • Digital Communications
  • Human Resource Development and Industrial Training
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Quality Systems

Professionals who pursue this Technology Management Ph.D. online or on campus gain the qualifications to manage and direct technical initiatives in the private and public spheres. Not only will you develop the skills to design, produce and use technology, but you’ll also gain the expertise to do so ethically in the context of our global, political and economic communities. 

Get your Technology Management Ph.D. from a consortium of prestigious institutions

UCM offers this Technology Management Ph.D. program through a consortium that allows students to take advantage of the resources of five different nationally accredited universities: Indiana State University, Bowling Green State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina A&T University and UCM. The doctoral degree is conferred by Indiana State University.

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Choose from 5 different concentrations

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Study at 5 accredited universities

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Network at semi-annual residencies

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Conduct industry-relevant field research

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Technology Management Ph.D. online option

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Work with expert faculty

What you will study

You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the expertise of multiple universities by completing your Technology Management Ph.D. online or on one of UCM’s campuses in Warrensburg or Lee’s Summit, just 30 to 45 minutes from Kansas City. This allows you to pursue more diverse learning and research opportunities in your chosen area of specialization.

Across all specializations, the Technology Management Ph.D. program includes the following elements:

  • Technology core: Develop a comprehensive knowledge base for managing and directing modern technical systems.
  • Research core: Gain an in-depth understanding of how to apply research methods in technology to meet the demands of industry.
  • Technical specialization: Become an expert in your chosen field of specialization with advanced coursework.
  • Professional studies: Apply theory to practice by completing field research or work experiences in organizations undergoing technological innovation.
  • Residency: Form connections with fellow graduate students at five-day residencies held twice a year on the Indiana State University campus. 
  • Dissertation: Synthesize your learning by completing a dissertation on a topic in applied technology relevant to your specialization.


Excellence in Technology Management

  • Top 15%: Most Focused Colleges for Engineering Technologies (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 15%: Most Focused Colleges for Quality Control Technology (College Factual, 2022)
  • #1: Most Focused College for Information Technology in Missouri (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in technology management

The consortium format of UCM’s Technology Management Ph.D. program provides unique opportunities to take advantage of a wide range of courses and academic resources. Gain a rich education and the expertise needed to apply it with a program that balances your academic and personal needs: 

  • Take courses from all five universities: By completing your Technology Management Ph.D. online or on campus, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses from five different accredited institutions. Most students will take at least one course from each of the five universities at some point in the doctoral degree program.
  • Overcome the limitations of geography: Avoid uprooting yourself to live near campus by completing the majority of your coursework for UCM’s Technology Management Ph.D. online. You’ll have the option of attending in-person classes if UCM is accessible to you — or you can complete most of your degree entirely from home. 
  • Build a portfolio with an internship: Apply topics discussed in class to real-world scenarios through internships and real-world experiences, and take advantage of opportunities to complete field research on a topic you’re interested in.
  • Network at residencies: Two yearly residencies give you the opportunity to become a part of a community of scholars and network with faculty and staff.


What can you do with a Technology Management Ph.D. from UCM?

A Technology Management Ph.D. from the University of Central Missouri is a versatile degree that can launch a career in academia, help you advance in your current job or introduce you to new career paths. 

If research is your passion, you can use this doctoral degree to start a fulfilling academic career. Use your expertise and passion to research new approaches to technology management and share those findings with students. Many graduates of this program have become faculty or adjuncts at UCM. 

If academia isn’t for you, countless positions are available in industry, business and government. 

Become a leader in your industry

The Technology Management Ph.D. program prepares you to become a leader in the public, private or academic sectors. Use the interactive tool below to learn more about what you can do with a Ph.D. in your chosen field.




Financial assistance options for your Technology Management Ph.D. degree

UCM is committed to helping you afford your graduate education and has been recognized as a top-ranking school for low student debt by LendEDU. Our financial advisors are available to help you explore financial aid grants, teaching assistantships and more. You can also find scholarships available for your course of study with the help of UCM’s Scholarship Finder.


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Explore programs related to technology management.

If you’re interested in technological systems but aren’t sure if a Ph.D. is the right path for you, you can explore related graduate programs, such as: 


Additional information

For more information about the requirements of the program, you may visit the Indiana State University web site section dedicated to this degree. If you have further questions, please contact program coordinators:

University of Central Missouri

Dr. Sue Rodchua

Program Coordinator
Technology Gaines 318D
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: 660 543-4438


 Indiana State University

Dr. Ali Mehran Shahhosseini

Director of Ph.D. program
101 North Sixth Street

Terre Haute, IN 47809
Tel: 812-237-3349




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