Program Admission Requirements
The Master of Science in Technology program advances the student’s understanding of technology in the modern manufacturing workplace. Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in an engineering, engineering technology, or a closely related program, with a GPA in the major greater than or equal to 3.00. Prerequisites for admission to the program for graduates of other curricula include a minimum of 60 hours of undergraduate work spread over four different technical or engineering areas. In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) is required. The GRE requirement may be waived if the applicant: 1) possesses a minimum of three years U.S. work experience, 2) has an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.25/4.0, and 3) applies for a non-thesis option without graduate assistantship consideration. Three recommendations from former instructors who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study are required.
Students must demonstrate computer competency prior to completion of six hours of the program. Students who lack experience must complete an advisor-approved computer class, which is in addition to the MST program hours.
Requirements for the M.S. degree in technology include a minimum of 30 semester hours distributed over core requirements, directed project, professional skills, applied electives, and support area courses. Thesis option requires an additional 6 semester hours in thesis. Non-thesis option students must pass the comprehension exam in addition to the 30-hour course work. 50% of the courses required for the master’s degree must be at the 600-level or above.