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Technology, MS

Technology Master’s Degree Program

Manage complex projects and apply refined technological solutions to meet business needs with a Master of Science in Technology from the University of Central Missouri. 

UCM’s Technology master’s degree is like multiple technology programs rolled into one. You’ll gain the foundational skills you need to apply high-tech strategies in a rapidly changing industrial landscape. You’ll also develop focused skills in a chosen area of specialization. 

Whether you want to focus on a technology management degree, construction management master’s degree, computer science, applied engineering or Lean Six Sigma, you’ll be able to choose an educational path at UCM to make it happen. Throughout our Technology MS program, you’ll learn from accessible faculty members who are dedicated to sharing their years of industry experience with you. 

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ATMAE-accredited program since 2008

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Finish in as little as 5 semesters

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92% hiring rate 6 months after graduation

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10+ areas of concentration available

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15–20 students per class

What you will study

In UCM’s Technology master’s program, you’ll build both the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to succeed in technology-related organizations around the world. 

First, you’ll build systems knowledge, technology management skills, technological ethics, research skills, a global mindset and organizational effectiveness through core courses. Classes that anchor the graduate program include International Technology Management, Current Issues in the Industry and Organizational Dynamics, among others.

After that, you’ll complete your master’s in Technology degree by focusing your electives in one of over 10 areas of expertise. This allows you to specialize in anything from a Construction Management master’s degree to a Technology Management degree. These specializations include:

  • Agriculture
  • Automation 
  • Construction Management
  • Computer Sciences
  • Drafting and Design
  • Engineering Technology
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Manufacturing Management
  • Network Security

By the time you graduate, you’ll be ready to lead your own entrepreneurial venture or succeed within a tech company or team.


National Rankings

  • Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
  • #1: Most Focused College for Information Technology in Missouri (College Factual, 2022)
  • A Best Value in Engineering Technologies (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 15%: Most Focused Colleges for Engineering Technologies (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 15%: Most Focused Colleges for Quality Control Technology (College Factual, 2022)
  • Top 5%: Most Popular Colleges for CAD/CADD Drafting &/or Design Technology (College Factual, 2022)
  • A Best Value Master’s Degree College for Information Technology (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in technology programs

The Technology master’s degree at the University of Central Missouri takes your learning outside the classroom through engaging opportunities such as:

  • Internships: Get an internship to better understand how to apply lessons from our technology programs — such as the Construction Management master’s degree specialization, Computer Sciences and Lean Six Sigma — in the field. Students have interned at leading companies in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Facility tours: As part of UCM’s Technology master’s program, you’ll tour facilities in the Kansas City metro area to get a better understanding of how they run — and how your skill set fits into their operations.
  • Graduate research: Dive deep into subjects such as emerging industry technologies and organizational problem-solving with original research. UCM’s Technology degree program gives you the chance to explore a topic on your own or collaborate with a faculty mentor.
  • Quality Management Conference: Organized by school of technology programs across the country, this annual conference brings together industry professionals and technology degree students. Network with colleagues, showcase your research and hear about the latest industry developments.
  • Student life: Join UCM’s chapter of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) to share ideas about process improvements, network with colleagues and help organize the annual Quality Management Conference.


What can you do with a Technology master’s degree from UCM?

The University of Central Missouri’s MS in Technology degree program prepares you for success locally and abroad. Alumni in our Technology programs have found exciting careers in research, education, facility management, quality control, operational management, consulting and more at organizations such as:

  • Bayer Animal Health
  • Chief Industries
  • EaglePicher Technologies
  • Freddie Mac
  • Intel
  • Kiewit Corporation

If you want to continue your education to get a higher position in your company or become an educator, you’ll have the background you need to enter a doctoral program, such as UCM’s Technology Management degree.

Careers with a UCM Technology degree

Interact with the tool below to learn about jobs you can get with your Construction Management master’s degree, Technology Management degree and other degrees in related UCM’s Technology programs. You can also learn about projected career growth, salary details and more.




Financial assistance options for your Technology master’s degree

If you’re looking for a construction management master’s degree, computer information technology program, engineering technology master’s or other technology programs that provide a high return on your investment, look no further than UCM’s MS in Technology degree. You’ll benefit from the University of Central Missouri’s affordable tuition and varied financial aid to help you finance your education. Options include:

  • Scholarships
  • Graduate assistantships
  • Grants
  • Tuition awards
  • Loans

We also provide some financial aid awards, such as scholarships, to students in certain programs. Learn more about what might be available to you using the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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Take your degree further.

Take your Technology master’s degree one step further by continuing your education at UCM in a doctoral program.

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Add certifications to your Technology master’s degree from UCM to help your resume stand out in your job search.

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If you’re interested in technology programs, such as a construction management master’s degree, you may want to look into these other related graduate programs at UCM.


Admittance Requirements

To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in his or her undergraduate major. A student not meeting this requirement may petition the department for admittance on a conditional basis. GRE or GMAT scores are not required. Applicants must submit a "Career Goal Statement" and resume including three contact references. This program also facilitates articulation to a Ph.D. in Technology Management.


First Destination Success Rates

These reports highlight UCM graduates six months after graduation on their First Destination Success (FDS). FDS can be defined as graduates who are actively engaged in work/educational experiences (full-time, part-time, military, volunteer/program of service, or continuing education). Prospective students and families can gain knowledge by looking at major statistics.

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Courses (Minimum of 33 Credit Hours)

Required Core Graduate Courses 15
IndM  5110 Current Issues in Industry 3
IndM  5160 Organizational Dynamics 3
IndM  5015 Legal Aspects of Industry 3
IndM  5020 International Technology Management 3
SOT 5010 Applied Research for Technology 3
Research 3-6
IndM  5230 Seminar in Industrial Management OR 3
SOT   5290 Thesis 
*Approved Graduate Electives in Technology 12-15 
Agriculture, Graphic Technologies, Automation, Automotive Technology, Computer Sciences, Drafting and Design Technology, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Fashion: Textile and Clothing in Business, General Technology, Lean Six-Sigma, Manufacturing Management, Network Security, or other approved departments. Graduate electives are to be taken at UCM and may include a concentration of study in Technology.  
Minimum Total 33

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes:

The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Technology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to develop:

An Organizational Style

  • Acquire advanced skills for managing complex projects including planning and implementation
  • Apply organizational skills and concepts to effectively manage available resources
  • Be adaptable and focused on fostering continuous growth and development
  • Analyze current global systems, national interactions, and local business industry workflow

A Global Orientation

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and interact in the global environment
  • Analyze and develop processes and workflows
  • Demonstrate multi-cultural awareness in a global and technological society
  • Understand the importance of global functional integration
  • Explain the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to careers

 Quality Systems Knowledge

  • Recognize the characteristics that define quality relative to a specific discipline
  • Identify, develop, and implement quality strategies
  • Implement appropriate software applications for optimum quality and productivity

 Technology Management Skills

  • Understand scientific principles and technology relative to specialty area
  • Select and implement discipline specific technology
  • Develop, evaluate, and integrate technological systems to meet strategic goals
  • Understand legal issues affecting the use and implementation of evolving technology
  • Explain the significance of life-long learning for the purpose of enhancing discipline specific technical competencies

Technological Ethics and Professionalism

  • Develop advanced professional and personal competencies in technology
  • Practice within the specific profession to meet the highest social and ethical standards
  • Explain and apply the basic concepts of a supply and demand economy in an information 
    based society
  • Demonstrate knowledge of professional integrity and ethical standards

Research skills for Innovation

  • Apply advanced quantitative problem solving and decision making techniques
  • Develop the ability to conduct applied experimental research
  • Demonstrate integration techniques for new technologies related to a field of study
  • Foster entrepreneurs through innovation, collaboration and managed technological change
  • Research foundational and developing systems and make predictions concerning emerging technologies

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The Technology master’s degree program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).



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