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    Eastern Michigan University
  Feb 24, 2018

Master of Science in Technology Studies (MS-TC)

Adviser: Denise Pilato, Ph.D.
126 Sill Hall

This Masters of Science in Technology Studies (MS-TC) degree program prepares students for promotions and managerial, administrative, or consulting positions with technology-based organizations addressing the social, political, moral and economic effects of technology. The program offers flexibility that enables students to design their programs of study to meet specific education and employment objectives.

Students will acquire knowledge related to:

  1. Central concepts and issues related to the study of technology and society;

  2. Significant technical developments and their effects on individuals, societies, the environment, and the workplace;

  3. The integration of information from various sources and disciplines to solve sociotechnical problems; and

  4. Major tools and methodologies for assessing technology’s impact on society.

The MS-TC program promotes flexibility, enabling students to design more than one-half of the program to suit specific education and employment objectives. Working students can pursue a degree either full-time or part-time, with all core courses offered in multiple formats, including evening, hybrid, and online.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution;

  2. Have a minimum GPA of 2.7 (or 3.0 in their final 60 hours of undergraduate study);

  3. Submit two letters of recommendation to be included with the application for graduate school submitted to EMU’s Office of Admissions; and

  4. In the case of international students, meet the Graduate School minimum scores for the TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS. See the Admissions web site for minimum scores.

In addition, a program planning interview with an adviser is recommended upon admission.

Conditional or Nondegree Admission Status
Conditional admission may be granted to students who meet the degree admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, but have undergraduate curricular deficiencies or do not meet other departmental admission requirements.

Nondegree admission (status I: academic deficiencies) may be granted to promising students who do not meet undergraduate GPA requirements. Students may not repeat courses to attain the required GPA.

Students who meet the probationary requirements of conditional or nondegree admission will be granted regular admission after completing 10 hours of course work (identified with the adviser) with a 3.3 average.

Program Requirements
A total of 31 hours as required for the Masters of Science in Technology Studies:

  1. 12 credit hours of the core curriculum

  2. A minimum of 15 credit hours of complementary concentration

  3. Four to six hours of capstone experience

Course Requirements

The MS-TC requires the completion of at least 31 hours of course work to be distributed among required core courses, complementary concentration courses and capstone experience courses:

Concentration courses: 15-18 hours

Select one concentration from the following:

Interdisciplinary Studies: 15 hours

Examples include:

Technology and Culture
Computer Science
Management and Marketing
Public Administration
Women’s and Gender Studies

Information Assurance: 18 hours

Any combination of courses from the following three concentrations:

Information Assurance Management Concentration
Network Security Administration Concentration
Digital Investigations Concentration

Specialization Courses: 9 hours

Nine additional credit hours selected in consultation with a graduate adviser from the disciplines of business or technology education, or from other units within the college or from related fields outside the college.

Capstone Experience Courses: 4-6 hours

Select from either option I or option II

Program Total: 31-36 hours

Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: School of Technology Studies

The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.

If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form from the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.