May 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
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Technology Studies [M.S.]


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.

Program Admission


Graduate School Application

After reviewing the admission requirements below, please select the appropriate application. The University is transitioning application platforms; pay close attention when selecting the application below.

The program you are applying to may not accept applicants every semester.

For additional information regarding the application process, please see Graduate Admissions or International Admissions.

Admission Requirements

Minimum Graduate School Requirements

A four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or an equivalent degree from a non-U.S. institution. In addition, a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, is required for full admission. Applicants who do not meet minimum admission requirements may be considered for conditional admission. See International Admissions for international applicant requirements.

Applicants must also meet the following program requirements:

  • Submit two letters of recommendation

A program planning interview with an advisor is recommended upon admission.

School Information


Technology and Professional Services Management Julie Becker, Ph.D., Interim Director | 206 Roosevelt Hall, 734.487.1161, jbecker2@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Guy Downs, Ph.D., 206J Roosevelt, 734.487.2899, gdowns1@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 30 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

Capstone Experience Course: 3 hours