Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Technology (M.S.)

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Purdue University
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building ~ 260-481-5732

Dr. Manoochehr Zoghi, Dean
Dr. Behin Elahi, Graduate Program Director, ET 221H

The Master of Science in Technology prepares qualified students and working professionals to assume leadership positions facing the challenges of global technical competition. Faculty mentored creative projects are developed specifically to apply to individual career needs. A selection of graduate electives allows for the choice of additional degree specialization in:

  • Information Technology/Advanced Computer Applications
  • Industrial Technology/Manufacturing

The graduate will have advanced knowledge and skills that are required to function effectively in a modern, international, technical environment and to accept increasing responsibility in industrial and business positions. Elective choices will enable students to increase their technical knowledge within a chosen area of modern technology, as well as their knowledge in a related area such as leadership or communication.

Admission Requirements

Applicants may have technical or non-technical backgrounds with a four-year undergraduate degree required from a recognized institution. Candidates are sought with creative abilities, leadership, interpersonal skills, and personal motivation indicating strong potential to advance in a technology-related career. For regular admission, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better is required; however, the Graduate Committee evaluates candidates for admission based upon a number of characteristics essential for success in the program. These characteristics include the candidate’s intellectual capacity and individual factors such as motivation, leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Special Requirements: Applicants for the Information/Technology/Advanced Computer Applications technical specialization should have a minimum of 15-18 undergraduate credits of computing and network course work or equivalent experience or credentials.

Teaching Assistantships

The Master of Science in Technology program may have graduate teaching assistantships available in one or more academic program areas. Teaching assistantships usually include a stipend and substantial fee remission. Teaching assistants typically teach one or two undergraduate introductory-level courses. Generally these are not available to first-term students. Check with the program director for availability.

Degree Requirements

Technical/Leadership Electives (9 credits)

Choose courses with advice from your faculty mentor in order to create an individual plan of study.

Directed Project (3 credits)

Total (33 Credits)

Student Responsibility

Student Responsibility

You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for your selected program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  If you cannot complete all program requirements by your stated graduation date but fail to remove those from your plan of study, the Registrar’s Office in consultation with your academic advisor will remove unmet pursuits from your plan of study.    All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the Graduate Director.

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