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Master of Science in Technology Studies (MS-TC)

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Revised Program, effective Fall 2016

This Master 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 International Admissions website for minimum scores.

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

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.

School Information:

School of Technology and Professional Services Management - College of Technology

Deb deLaski-Smith, Ph.D.
Director (Interim)

122 Sill Hall
(734) 487-1161

School Website

Advisor Information:

Denise Pilato, Ph.D.

126 Sill Hall
(734) 487-1167

Degree Requirements: 30-32 hours

The MS-TC requires the completion of at least 30 hours of coursework to be distributed among required core courses, complementary concentration courses, and capstone experience courses:

Concentration Courses: 15 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

Career, Technical and Workforce Education: 15 hours

Capstone Experience Courses: 3-5 hours

Select from either option I or option II

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