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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 contact the Department of Technology for other admission 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 covering emphasis areas of engineering management, graphics technologies, and technology education, promotes greater depth of understanding of the applied engineering technology and technology education fields and 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 fields. Degree admission to the Master of Science in Technology requires an applicant to have:

  1. Earned a minimum of 8 semester hours of college mathematics and 8 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)/213 (computer-based, or 79 iBT) for applicants for whom English is not their first language;
  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.

The Master of Science Technology degree program requires a thesis with a minimum of 34 semester hours.

A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for this degree program.

Students must defend and present their research thesis to their committee members and the public.

Required core:


TECH 6100

Engineering Cost Analysis


TECH 6258 (330:258)

Total Quality Management


TECH 6282 (330:282)

Technology Seminar


TECH 6288 (330:288)

Field Study in Industrial Technology: Masters Internship


TECH 6292 (330:292)

Research Methods in Technology



PSYCH 6001 (400:239)

Advanced Statistics


or STAT 3771/5771 (800:121g)

Applied Statistical Methods for Research

M.S. Thesis:



TECH 6292 (330:292)

Research Methods in Technology

TECH 6299 (330:299)

Research (Master's Thesis)

Emphasis (choose from one of following emphases):




Total Hours


A.   Engineering Management Emphasis

Technology: 9 hours chosen from the following:


TECH 4000/5000

Wind Energy Engineering

TECH 6225 (330:225)

Integrated Logistics and Production Operations

TECH 6234 (330:234)

Advanced Engineering Materials

TECH 6235 (330:235)

Material Transformations and Modeling

TECH 6242 (330:242)

Complex Digital System Design

TECH 6244 (330:244)

Applied Embedded Systems

TECH 6250 (330:250)

Technology of Productivity Improvement

TECH 6273 (330:273)

Machining Process Planning

TECH 6275 (330:275)

Advanced Lean Manufacturing

TECH 6295 (330:295)

Advanced Management and Supervision Technology

B.   Graphic Technologies Emphasis

All of the following:



TECH 4161/5161 (330:161g)

Digital Graphic Communications

TECH 4194/5194 (330:194g)

Graphic Communications Estimating and Management I

TECH 6294 (330:294)

Technological Evolution and Innovation

C.   Technology Education Emphasis

All of the following:



TECH 3190/5190 (330:190g)

Technology Education Teaching Methods

TECH 3191/5191 (330:191g)

Implementing Career and Technical Programs

TECH 6294 (330:294)

Technological Evolution and Innovation

Plus 1 hr. to be approved by department.