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 Graduate College

Technology (MS)

Department of Technology
25 Industrial Technology Center
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0178

Interim Head: Dr. Shahram VarzaVand
Phone: (319) 273-2561

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Doug Hotek
Phone: (319) 273-2489

Read the UNI Catalog description:

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the Department of Technology for other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This degree offers a thesis and non-thesis option. The program promotes a greater depth of understanding of applied technology and management. It provides opportunities to develop special research and application skills directly related to individual competencies, needs, and objectives.

This major requires as a prerequisite a bachelor's degree with a major in engineering or technology field. Degree admission to the Master of Science in Technology requires an applicant to have:

  1. Earned a minimum of 6 semester hours of college mathematics and 6 semester hours of college physics and/or chemistry and biochemistry or other science related to the major area (this may be either graduate or undergraduate credit)
  2. Earned a minimum of 15 semester hours in a major technical field and 8 semester hours in supporting technical subjects;
  3. Department application;
  4. Online Application for Graduate Study;
  5. TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 iBT;
  6.  Three professional references; and
  7. A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate program, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

For both the thesis and non-thesis options, the Master of Science Technology degree program requires a minimum of 33 semester hours. A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for this degree program. For the thesis option, students must defend and present their research thesis to their committee members and the public.

Required core courses:
Technology Management
TECH 6100Engineering Cost Analysis3
TECH 6225 (330:225)Integrated Logistics and Production Operations3
TECH 6250 (330:250)Technology of Productivity Improvement3
TECH 6258 (330:258)Total Quality Management3
TECH 6275 (330:275)Advanced Lean Manufacturing3
TECH 6295 (330:295)Advanced Management and Supervision Technology3
TECH 6300Advanced Technical Project Management for Engineering and Technology3
Choose from one of following options:12
Total Hours33

A.   Non-Thesis Option

TECH 6288 (330:288)Master Internship/Project3
Supporting approved graduate elective course in Technology. A minimum of 9 graduate credit hours from 5000 or 6000 level courses should be taken in the department of Technolog.9

B.   Thesis Option

TECH 6292 (330:292)Research Methods in Technology3
TECH 6299 (330:299)Research (Master's Thesis)6
PSYCH 6001 (400:239)Advanced Statistics (Or any 5000/6000 statistics course )3