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Master's of Science Degree in Technological Systems Management Overview

Technology defines 21st century life and work. Understanding general and specific characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of modern technologies is essential for those who need to use, manage and create them. Leading teams and otherwise interacting in modern scientific, engineering, and educational settings requires skills specific to certain needs. The Department of Technology and Society, located within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, was created to help address these diverse needs. 

Starting in Fall 2023, students may complete the entire degree online.

The Master’s Degree in Technological Systems Management offers three degree concentrations:

This degree is well-suited for recent baccalaureate graduates; however, those with some practical experience in the workplace who are seeking to gain pertinent management and necessary leadership skills to advance their careers will find our courses especially appropriate.

Each specialization requires 30 credits (10 courses) of classwork plus a Master’s project. The coursework includes five required courses shared across the concentrations. The Master’s project is completed under the supervision of a faculty member.

Students completing the master’s degree program will find that they can:

  • use multiple quantitative decision-making techniques and to analyze the role of bias in judgements.
  • manage technical and social aspects to explain complicated phenomena and demonstrate mastery of socio-technological systems.
  • evaluate and criticize the ethical decisions encountered in the engineering design process.
  • identify, explain, and apply basic concepts of Science, Technology, Society research.
  • demonstrate concepts, analytical tools and practical skills for the purpose of managing technologies.

The Department of Technology and Society also offers Advanced Graduate Certificates in Data and Computational Science and Industrial Management.