2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2024  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology, MS

The Master of Science in Technology degree offered by Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, Indiana, prepares students to become leaders in technology disciplines. The program allows students pursue an advanced degree in a focus technology discipline, with the flexibility to pursue interdisciplinary interests and develop leadership skills based on ethics and an understanding of global issues affecting technology. 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, directed project (33-hours) or coursework based (30-hours) plan of study in which students can choose their concentration in one of many of the College of Technology disciplines, or an approved interdisciplinary area. Currently, students could choose any of the following concentrations:

  • Computer Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology
  • Technology Leadership & Management

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.

Program Requirements

Four Concentration Courses (12 Credit)

12 credit hours in the area of concentration

Three Courses in Technical Electives (9 Credits)

A directed project for students choosing this option – The project focuses on an applied research issue in the student’s area of interest. The 3-credit hour directed MS project will be taken in two phases, across two semesters.

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
  • 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

Technology Leadership and Management (online)

The Online MS Degree in Technology – Leadership and Management concentration is expected to prepare students to manage and lead in technology professions. It will allow students who currently have a technology area undergraduate degree, or work in a technical field, to acquire skills to prepare them for managerial or leadership roles in their area. Emphasis is placed on preparing students for technical leadership positions in business and industry, faculty positions in technology and engineering technology at community college and university levels, or to continue for a Ph.D. in technology or a closely related field.

Plan of Study

All required coursework for this major will be offered via distance education technology over an eighteen month to two-year period. Students who drop out of sequence will be able to take the course with the next cohort group, but will lengthen the time to complete the degree.


30 credit hours for MS degree in Technology with concentration in Technology Leadership & Management

Total 30-33 Credits Required