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Master of Science



The Master of Science in Technology degree program is an advanced curriculum focused on preparing individuals for positions in technology-related organizations, enterprises and activities. The School of Technology facilities are designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art technology, software applications, and equipment. This is a necessity when preparing students for technical and management careers in the 21st century.

The program’s strength is the affordable curriculum presented by highly qualified faculty with expertise in the area of technology. The curriculum emphasizes student achievement while providing the flexibility necessary for students with busy schedules. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on technology management and organizational effectiveness with a research and scholarly work component designed to meet the needs of the individual student. Library resources are unequaled in similar size universities, with a strong emphasis on remote database access. This makes distance learning and associated research easier to achieve.

Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

Prior to admission to this program, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 or have received at least a 3.0 in Research Methods, Legal Aspects of Industry, and one three-hour course from the approved graduate electives program listing. In addition to the undergraduate or graduate grade-point average, each student must have completed the minimum background requirements listed in the graduate catalog and 15 semester hours of technology and/or related work experience.

Students selecting the thesis must enroll in 3 hours for two consecutive semesters or 6 hours for a single semester. A “Career Goal Statement” is required of all applicants to this degree program.

Required Background

Applied Statistics course
        INDM 4280, or CJ 5610, or SAFE 4940 (3)
Industrial Management course
        INDM 4210 or MGT 3315 (3)
Quality Systems course
        ENGT 4580 or INDM 4230 (3)

Program Requirements

Core Courses (15 credit hours)

INDM 4010 Current Issues in Industry 3
INDM 4260 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 credit hours)
INDM 5230 Seminar in Industrial Management 3
SOT 5290 Thesis 6

*Approved Graduate Electives in Technology (12-15 credit hours)
Agriculture, Electronics Technology, Graphics, Automation, Automotive Technology, Management Drafting and Design Technology, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Fashion and Apparel Merchandising, Graphic Technologies, General Technology, Lean Six-Sigma, Manufacturing Management, Network Security, Photography, or other approved areas.

Minimum Total: 33 credit hours

*Graduate electives are to be taken at UCM and may include a concentration of study in Technology.

Questions About the Program

Dr. Ronald Woolsey

Program Coordinator





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