The School of Technology and Professional Services Management offers a graduate degree for working professionals, the Master of Science in Technology Studies. Evening, online, and hybrid courses permit part-time and full time study toward the Master's degree.
As technology shapes the new global economy, we need to stay current in this rapidly changing world. Professionals must constantly update their knowledge and skills to cope with the spreading impact of change, beyond what many professional educational programs provide. This degree is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to lead and manage technological change.
The program requires 30 credits for completion and includes the following:
4 required core classes:
- TS 505 - Intro to Technology & Society (3 cr)
- TS 506 - Patterns of Technology Change & Culture (3 cr)
- TS 508 - Contemporary Trends in Technology & Society (3 cr)
- TS 509 - Research Methods in Technology Studies (3 cr)
6 concentration courses (15 credit each) from one of the following areas:
- Career, Techinical Workforce Education
- Information Assurance
- Interdisciplinary Technology
- Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Hotel, Restaurant Management
- Technology Management
TS 696 Research Capstone Seminar (3 cr)
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The key feature of our interdisciplinary program is to provide students with a set of "technology in society" core courses (12 cr). These courses are offered every fall and winter semester with rotating format including face-to-face, hybrid, and online. These core courses support a selected concentration (noted above) with a specific or a custom-designed program of study that includes six courses (15cr).
The final requirement is a Research Capstone Seminar (3 cr).
The program is designed for those interested in problem solving and critical thinking about the technological issues that affect people and the interaction of technology on a global, community, and individual level.
For more information contact Dr. Denise Pilato, the professional graduate advisor for the Master of Science in Technology Studies.