Aug 18, 2019  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Science in Technology Studies (MS-TC)

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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. See the International Admissions website for minimum scores.

Note: In addition, a program planning interview with an advisor is recommended upon admission.

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Conditional 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.

Non-Degree Admission Status

Non-degree admission (Status I: Academic Deficiencies) may be granted to promising students who do not meet minimum undergraduate GPA requirements. Students may not repeat courses to attain the required GPA.

Students who meet the probationary requirements of conditional or non-degree admission will be granted regular admission after completing 10 hours of course work (identified with the advisor) 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

School Information:

School of Technology and Professional Services Management - College of Technology

Deb deLaski-Smith, Ph.D.
Interim Director

122 Sill Hall
(734) 487-1161

Advisor Information:

Denise Pilato, Ph.D.

126 Sill Hall
(734) 487-1167

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:

Master of Science in Technology Studies

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 advisor 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

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