Feb 22, 2024
The Master of Science in Technology degree offered by Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indiana, prepares students to become leaders in technology disciplines. The Computer Information Technology concentration allows students to advance their knowledge in problem solving, machine learning, database design and implementation, information assurance and security and networking technologies. Students will also develop leadership skills with an understanding of global issues affecting technology and strategically apply what they learn. Graduates of the Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indiana. Master of Science in Technology degree will not only understand leading-edge concepts, but also be able to strategically apply them. Designed to allow students to achieve their career objectives, the program is a flexible, coursework based (30-hours) plan of study or directed project (33-hours) or thesis-option (33-hours) may be chosen.
Purdue University Northwest’s approach of merging technology with other areas of study and allowing students to customize their course of study means that students in the program can study interdisciplinary and specialized aspects of their fields. This broad-based, flexible degree produces graduates who can enter the marketplace with a distinct and sought-after advantage.
- Three Core Courses (9 Credits)
- Four Primary Area Courses (12 Credits)
- Three Technical Elective Courses (9 Credits)
- It is suggested but not required that students take the following technical electives: Leadership & Ethics, Project Management, and Technology from a Global Perspective. Depending on the focus of the student’s plan of study, other courses may be substituted for these, including courses from other graduate programs on campus.
- For students choosing the directed project option
- Students will complete an additional three (3) credit hours of directed project work, TECH 59800 Directed MS Project, for a total of thirty-three (33) credit hours. This is a research-based project focusing on applied research which is conducted over two semesters and documented in a written report.
- For students choosing the thesis-option
- Students will complete nine (9) total credit hours of TECH 599000 Research MS Thesis. Six (6) of these credit hours will take the place of two (2) of the technical elective courses noted above with an additional three (3) credit hours for a total of thirty-three (33) credit hours. The MS Technology thesis is a scholarly paper focused on applied research written under the direction of a faculty advisor that conforms to the Purdue University Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation policies and practices.
Admission Requirements for Degree-seeking Students
Admission will be based on the following criteria and documentation:
- B.S. from an accredited technology program or related fields.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater based on a 4.0 scale.
- Official transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended uploaded to application; copies (unofficial transcripts) may be provided for admission review, with official transcripts required during the first semester of graduate study.
- Appropriate experience as documented in a resume.
- A goal statement or statement of purpose commensurate with the program and faculty strengths.
- Three letters of recommendation from academic or professional references (Recommendations from friends or family members are not given weight).
- GRE is not required for the MS Technology degree, but may be considered for those applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA for unconditional admission.
- Students who do not meet the requirements for unconditional admission may be considered for conditional admission.
- International degree-seeking applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores or Purdue Northwest’s English Language Program (ELP). ELP is an academic, intensive English program that aims primarily at assisting international students in developing their English language proficiency to the level needed to pursue their education at Purdue University Northwest. Please see the Graduate Studies website on admissions for required minimum proficiency scores for admission to graduate study.
Total 30-33 Credits Required