Admission requirements of Technology and Society Department
Admission to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs is handled separately by the Departmental admissions committee. The requirements for admission to graduate study in this department include:
A. A bachelors degree in engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, or a closely related area from an accredited college or university. For admission to the Energy and Environmental Systems concentration of the M.S., one year of calculus (MAT 131, 132 or equivalent) is required. For admission to the Global Operations Management concentration of the M.S., an introductory calculus course (MAT 123 or equivalent) is required.
B. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00.
C. Three letters of recommendation.
D. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores.
E. Acceptance by the Department of Technology and Society and the Graduate School.
In special cases, applicants who do not satisfy requirement A or B may be admitted on a conditional basis, and may be subject to additional course requirements.
F. A Statement of Purpose describing the applicant’s relevant past experience and immediate and long-term goals. Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. program should describe how the type of research that they expect to conduct while in the program relates to one of the department’s research areas, (energy and environmental systems; education (including educational technologies, and education in engineering and applied sciences); technology management, engineering entrepreneurship, and science and technology policy.
In special cases, applicants who do not satisfy requirement A or B may be admitted on a conditional basis and may be subject to additional course requirements. Appropriate courses taken in non-matriculated status may be applied towards the M.S. degree in Technological Systems Management and the Ph.D. degree in Technology, Policy, and Innovation; however, no more than 12 credits taken in non-matriculated status can be applied to the credit requirements for the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
For admission to the Advanced Graduate Certificate program, students must have a bachelor’s degree and an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0. Students with lower averages may be admitted in non-matriculated status that may be changed upon earning six or more graduate credits applicable to the Certificate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Credits for Certificate program courses may be applied to requirements for the M.S. degree in Technological Systems Management, subject to Graduate School rules and limitations; however, no more than 12 credits may be transferred.