Specialization in Applied Technology

The Master of Technology specialization in Applied Technology option is a highly flexible program that allows a student to take courses across a spectrum of technology-related courses, curricular areas, and technical specialties.

This option provides flexibility in course selection that enables students to design a course of studies that addresses their particular needs and interests. Participants in this option work closely with the college's graduate faculty to tailor an individualized program of study that suits their unique professional and educational goals, and can be as in-depth, interdisciplinary, or broad-based as desired.

This option is especially valuable for individuals currently working in engineering- and technology-related positions who are looking to further their education and enhance their careers. The program provides participants the flexibility to allow them to increase their knowledge and skills so that they can  meet the diverse demands of technology-intensive activities associated with emerging technologies and rapidly changing fields.

Degree Requirements

Master of Technology students specializing in Applied Technology are required to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of course work as indicated below:

General Technology Courses

A minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework must be taken in AERN or TECH courses.

Required Courses

All graduate students are required to complete four core courses in the Master of Technology degree program.

Additional Program Requirements/Limitations

  • A cumulative graduate GPA of 3.00 is required for graduation.
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours in 60000-level or above coursework is required.
  • A minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework must be taken in AERN, CMGT or TECH courses.
  • A maximum of 4 credit hours of Workshop coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 9 credit hours in Technology Individual Investigation coursework may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.
  • A maximum of 12 semester credit hours may be accepted as transfer credits and applied toward degree requirements.
  • A total of 6 credits for thesis (TECH 61199: Thesis I) will be counted if the thesis option is chosen.

Students are required to select the thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option, recommended for students interested in research and development, allows students to acquire an in-depth knowledge of a narrowly-defined technical area of interest. The non-thesis option is suggested for students who seek a more general curriculum of advanced technical coursework. Those students who choose the thesis option must successfully complete TECH 61199 - Thesis 1 for a total of 6 credit hours.